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2010 Merlot
Winemaker Tasting Notes The 2010 Merlot offers a pure expression of merlot. This medium bodied wine has a rich supple texture with a core of lush plum and cherry fruit. The ripe tannins and crisp acidity framed in the gentle character of Troncais French Oak add to the overall perceived complexity. The wine is very well balanced with a nicely lingering fruity finish. Properly cellared, the wine should hit maturity in 6-8 years and provide excellent drinking for approximately 12-15 years.

100% Merlot Echo Ridge Vineyard

149 Cases Produced

Technical Details:

Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.44
TA 6.2 g/L
Cold soak 146 hours
Extended Maceration 102 hours
Punchdowns 3 times/day during fermentation
Aged 20 months in 60% new French oak (predominantly Troncais and Alliers) and 40% neutral French oak
5 rackings approximately 3-4 months apart
Lightly filtered to capture remaining lees prior to bottling

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