Merlot 2012

Merlot 2012

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Winemaker Notes

This complex and medium bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels of Merlot. Aromas of ripe plum, black currant, raisins and dried lavender revolve around flavors of cherry, truffle, oak spice and smoked meats. This wine will improve over the next five to seven years.

Pair with a non-traditional dish like roasted partridge with mushroom pâté and crisp wild nettles.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Silver Medal, Great Northwest Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon AVA
 
Varietal Composition:  Merlot 95%, Tempranillo 5% 
 
Harvest Date:  11, 16, 17 October 2012
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.9° Brix   pH; 3.42   TA; 6.65 grams/liter
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil 
 
Cooperage:  French (85%), American (15%), 45% new, 55% neutral
 
Bottling date:  19 June 2014 
 
Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
 
Case Production:  456 (750 mL)