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2017 Merlot
2017 Merlot

This deliciously crafted wine shows off a wonderful bouquet of black cherry, currant, fig, and black olive. A hint of raw molasses with clove flirt with your palate, leading to a plush well rounded finish that makes it hard to resist that second bottle!

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Notes
A record rainfall ended our drought and brought huge relief to both farmers and vines! Summer gave us above average temperatures but we saw a cooler and foggy August slow down the vines and extend hang time. Then on August 26th a long heat wave set in with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for 12 days. The Merlot vines adapted by conserving energy and waiting for cooler weather before continuing to ripen. This extended hang time allowed for flavors to fully develop.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date
September 25-29, 2017
Aging
22 months in both new and one year old Traditional Chateau French oak barrels
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
14.8
Tasting Notes

This deliciously crafted wine shows off a wonderful bouquet of black cherry, currant, fig, and black olive

A hint of raw molasses with clove flirt with your palate, leading to a plush well rounded finish that makes it hard to resist that second bottle!
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