' Dry Creek Vineyard - 2011 The Mariner

2011 The Mariner
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2011 The Mariner

2011 The Mariner

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$36.00/ Bottle
$405.00/ Case
$378.00/ Case for 2+ Cases


Winemaker Notes:

The grapes for this delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend come from several of our most prized estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. Initially, the aromatics are bright and earthy with cherries, Herbs de Provence and fresh boysenberries emanating from the glass. Several more minutes reveal hints of tarragon, nutmeg, black tea and blueberry nuances. The palate displays layers of texture and complexity with provocative flavors of rhubarb, Asian plums and Bing cherries. The tannins are soft and supple leading to a silky smooth finish. The 2011 vintage came with its share of weather related challenges during harvest however; we were able to successfully navigate this tricky vintage to produce an outstanding, full bodied wine.

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Vintage: 2011
Varietal: Meritage
Varietal Composition:
51% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date: October 14 - 19, 2011
PH: 3.61
Aging: 20 months in French oak, 40% new oak
Fermentation: Average 20 days in fermenters; pumped over twice daily.
Alcohol %: 13.5%
 
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