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Merlot Napa Valley 2013

This Merlot, which has the body and structure of a Cabernet, produces flavors of black cherry, plum, chocolate, and herbs.

$45.00 per Bottle
 

Description

The 2013 vintage brought us a warm dry spring, which in turn produced an early bud break. This phenomenon helped with canopy vigor and berry size, creating ideal conditions for flowering. 2013 will be remembered as a truly outstanding vintage, with structured tannins. In addition, this harvest yielded nearly double the tonnage compared to the last few vintages in these vineyards, with a very favorable balance of acidity and fruit.  After de-stemming and crushing, we fermented these Merlot grapes in stainless steel tanks for just shy of three weeks. The wine spent 23 months in a mix of new and neutral oak. This Merlot, which has the body and structure of a Cabernet, produces flavors of black cherry, plum, chocolate, and herbs. 

Vineyard Designation

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Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date September 5
Acid 6.23 g/l
PH 3.4
Bottling Date September 15, 2015
Alcohol % 13.8
Size 750 ml