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2013 Merlot

2013 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Alcohol %
14

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The aroma of this vintage is full of classic berries and black cherry with hints of cocoa, cedar, and tobacco leaf. On the mouth, vibrant fruit shows off a richly layered, incredibly mineralistic mid-palate and lingering black fruit finish.

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VINTAGE AND WINEMAKER'S NOTES: 2013 was a second consecutive classic Spring Mountain District vintage. An ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set and a lengthy stretch of warm but not to hot days presented beautifully flavored grapes. Our Merlot from this vintage in particular expresses that great Spring Mountain District terroir which had an intense tannin backbone which benefited from the addition of some of our Cabernet to round out and layer the mid pallet. The aroma of this vintage is full of classic berries and black cherry with hints of cocoa, cedar, and tobacco leaf. On the mouth, vibrant fruit shows off a richly layered, incredibly mineralistic mid-palate and lingering black fruit finish.

VARIETAL PERCENTAGE: 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon.

AGE OF VINES AND SOIL TYPE: 7-27 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation DATE PICKED: 9/12/13 – 9/20/13 AVERAGE HARVEST SUGAR: 24.8 degrees Brix

AVE. FERMENTATION TIME/TEMPERATURE RANGE: 12 days, 61–86 F

FERMENTATION CONTAINER/MACERATION: Open fermentation in small containers, punched down twice a day.

ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.94 TA: 6.11 g/L VA: 0.61 g/L R.S.: Dry

LENGTH/TYPE OF AGING: 32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French Oak, 55% 2–3 year old French Oak.

BOTTLED: May 2015 

APPROXIMATE LIFESPAN (under proper cellar conditions): 15+ years.

CASES PRODUCED: 248 cases 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Alcohol %
14

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