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2017 Merlot

2017 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Vineyard Designation
Serra Vineyard, Gentry Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/07/2017-10/21/2017
Acid
6.23 g/L
pH
3.47
Aging
Aged for 17 months in barrels using 18 % new oak
Bottling Date
08/27/2020
Alcohol %
13
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Loads of red fruits like strawberries, raspberries, cherries. Palate provides a super smooth body with enhanced characteristics of fig, fresh tobacco leaf, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Lingering floral notes of violets and rose petals top off this wine beautifully for a fresh and silky finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Vineyard Designation
Serra Vineyard, Gentry Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/07/2017-10/21/2017
Acid
6.23 g/L
pH
3.47
Aging
Aged for 17 months in barrels using 18 % new oak
Bottling Date
08/27/2020
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Loads of red fruits like strawberries, raspberries, cherries. Palate provides a super smooth body with enhanced characteristics of fig, fresh tobacco leaf, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Lingering floral notes of violets and rose petals top off this wine beautifully for a fresh and silky finish.
Food Pairing Notes
BBQ Chicken Skewers, Cheese Pizza, Smoked Gouda
Other Notes
2017 started out cool and wet with record heat arriving in late May and then a cool down happening in early June; as a result, bud break started in mid-April. Temperatures fluctuated the rest of the season with a few heat spikes in July which made for an early veraison followed by the warmest August on record. The end result was very high yields of good quality fruit with lower alcohol, nice acid, and abundant tannin.