Fragrant and bold, our 2014 Merlot opens with tart, fresh red raspberries and blueberries. A bit of black cherry follows, layered on this varieties’ characteristically rich texture. Notes of ripe cranberry and pomegranate puree expand on palate with rosemary/basil driven undertones that offer a more floral, herbaceous character. Our Merlot combines acidic drive and tannic grip on the palate yet follows through smooth with a lush lingering finish. Enjoy now, or for years to come.
58% Sachau Vineyard
42% Triska Crane Ridge
Various lets received to the winery between September 24th and October 10th. Destemmed without crushing to open top bins and fermented separately using native/commercial yeast. Each lot underwent hand punchdowns daily with an 18 day skin time. Pressed separately to 70% french oak (50% new, 10% neutral), 30% american (20% new, 10% 2nd use) with free run portion separated and blended post ml.