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2017 Estate Merlot

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2017 Estate Merlot

Total Production: 85 cases
$45.00 Retail Price
$40.50 3-Bottle Wine Club Price (10%)
$36.60 6-Bottle Wine Club Price (20%)

750 ml

Tasting Notes:
We have slightly less than an acre of this varietal planted in just the perfect spot. So perfect, that we are unable to expand on the planting. It is planted at the lowest section of our vineyard where the soil is deepest because it benefits from the erosion from the rest of our hillside vineyard. We employ a deficit irrigation philosophy (using sparse irrigation during the growing season) which keeps the berries in the clusters very small. The lack of excess water in the grape enables us to craft a wine that is robust in flavor and color. Also, by not fully irrigating the vineyard, the roots of the Merlot vines dig deep looking for water giving the vines more character and flavor layers for Alex to do his magic. The movie Sideways cast a dark cloud over the Merlot varietal however, if planted in the right place and farmed properly we would put this varietal up against any other!

 

Blend: 100% Merlot

 

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