Merlot 2014

Merlot 2014

Winemaker Notes

This complex, medium bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels of Merlot. Aromas of blackberries, olives and savory herbs revolve around flavors of cherry, truffle and chocolate.

UCAN Fundraiser
This July we will donate $1 for every bottle sold of our 2014 Merlot to UCAN's Pouring Generosity fundraiser. We'll even sweeten the deal with a complimentary corkscrew with the purchase of 12 or more bottles. Learn more about the United Community Action Network.


Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  22 September, 4 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.4° Brix, pH; 3.57, TA; 4.8 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil 
Cork:  Diam 10
Cooperage:  French (78%), American (22%), 11% new, 39% 2 yo, 50% neutral
Bottling date:  30 June 2016 
Alcohol:  13.8% by volume
Case Production:  397 (750 mL)