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west-of-temperance-winery - 2014 Merlot - West of Temperance Winery - Wine
west-of-temperance-winery - 2014 Merlot - West of Temperance Winery - Wine
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 $49.00 Sale

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.

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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!

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