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2014 MERLOT
2014 MERLOT
west-of-temperance-winery - 2014 Merlot - West of Temperance Winery - Wine
west-of-temperance-winery - 2014 Merlot - West of Temperance Winery - Wine

2014 MERLOT

West of Temperance Winery

Regular price $55.00 $30.25 Sale

VINTAGE: 2014

VARIETAL: Merlot

VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Merlot

GRAPE SOURCING: Hopper Creek Vineyard, Yountville, Napa Valley, California

Once upon a time we had an opportunity to acquire Merlot wine grapes from a friend of ours in Napa, California and we said let's give it a try. Subsequently, the vineyard was sold and this is our sole iteration of Merlot and we are pleased to share this!

Drink now or hold.

↓ Reviews / Customer Tasting Notes ↓

"...I love this Merlot!"

"Pepper, slight anise with a nice clove mocha finish. Needs an hour decant."

"Old world! Wonderful example of old world meeting new world!"

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↑ Reviews / Customer Tasting Notes ↑

WINE FACTS:

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. Decant this wine at least one or two hours before consuming.