Merlot 2007

Merlot 2007

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Recommended, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker Tasting Notes

The fruit from our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua Valley, as well as Pheasant Hill and Alta Seca Vineyards in the Rogue Valley, benefit from meticulous farming practices.

The result shows in the bottle. Characteristic ripe plum, currant, and dark fruit aromas revolve around notes of graphite, cherry, truffle, and spice.

We anticipate that cellaring over the next five years will bring improvement.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:
Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Alta Seca Vineyard, Rogue Valley
Pheasant Hill Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon AVA

Harvest Date: 22 October 2007

Varietal Composition: Merlot 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%, Petit Verdot 3%

At harvest:  Sugar; 22.9° brix   pH; 3.35   TA; 6.5 g/L

Cooperage: French (87%), American (11%), 14% New, 42% 2-yo

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 16 June 2009

Case Production: 862 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 13.4% by volume

Release Date:  13 November 2009

S R P: $19.50 (750 mL)

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