Varietal Percentage: 100% Merlot.
Age of vines and soil type: 13-22 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils.
Date picked: 9/1/07.
Harvest Sugar: 25.6 degrees brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 8 days, 68-92 F.
Fermentation container/maceration: Open fermentation in small containers, punched down twice a day.
Analysis at bottling
V.A.: 0.52 g/L.
Aging and bottling
Length/type of aging: 32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French Oak, 55% 2 year old French Oak
Bottled: May 2010.
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 15+ years.
Number of cases produced: 139 cases.
Release Date: July 2011.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.