' Dry Creek Vineyard - 2011 Merlot

2011 Merlot
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2011 Merlot

2011 Merlot

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Winemaker Notes:

The 2011 vintage of Merlot is indicative of the cool climate harvest conditions we experienced. At first swirl, the wine is bright and lively with enticing red fruit and spicy aromatics. A subtle bouquet of maraschino cherries, dried flowers and pepper begin to emerge after several minutes in the glass. The palate is full of wonderful high-toned fruits, combining a mixture of red cherry, black cherry and red plum. A spicy undertone of earthy complexity rounds out the mouthfeel with dusty elements that speak to the Dry Creek Valley appellation. The finish is full-bodied with a seamless and lingering aftertaste.


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Vintage: 2011
Wine Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Varietal Composition:
86% Merlot
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Cabernet Franc
1% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date: October 10 – 20, 2011
Acid: 0.56g/100mL
PH: 3.68
Aging: 21 months in French and Hungarian oak; 24% new oak
Fermentation: Average 17 days in fermenters; pumped over twice daily
Residual Sugar: Dry
Alcohol %: 13.5%
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