Medium bodied with a dense core of textured juicy red currants. Merlot sourced from Yountville, Napa Valley, California. Soft, round tannins accentuate the ample acids.
Customer feedback ranges from "...I love this Merlot! to; "Old world! Wonderful example of old world meeting new world!"
Drink now or hold.
VINTAGE / VARIETAL: 2014 Merlot
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Merlot
HARVEST DATE: October 9th, 2014
GRAPE SOURCING: Hopper Creek Vineyard, Yountville, Napa Valley, California
VITICULTURAL AREA: Yountville AVA, Napa Valley, California
VINEYARD SITE: Most vines planted in 1984 on 5C rootstock in an east-west configuration. 6 acres.
SOIL TYPE: Coal Silt Loam and Yolo Loam
CLONAL SELECTION: N/A
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT:Hopper Creek Vineyard, Yountville, Napa Valley, California
JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 25.2 Brix, ph 3.7
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.7%
BOTTLING DATE: June 2016
AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2039
OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): Now through 2034
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 90 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Destemmed, 3 day cold soak, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels (Taransaud), 70% neutral French oak barrels.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This wine loves aeration. We love to decant this wine. Don't be afraid to decant in the morning and enjoy at night. One of our favorite things to do with decanted wine is to leave it in the decanter for several days and see how the wine evolves. Enjoy!