<h1>Schweiger Vineyards 2007 Merlot -- Schweiger Vineyards Shopping Cart</h1> <b>$43.00</b> <p> <img src="https://www.nexternal.com/schweiger/images/Schweiger_07Merlotlarge.jpg" align="right" alt="Schweiger Vineyards 2007 Merlot" name="Schweiger Vineyards 2007 Merlot" border="0" hspace="10" /> 2007 Merlot<br /><p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Vintage and Winemaker's notes: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">The 2007 season </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">was an ideal harvest...never to hot and </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">even consistant temperatures. This allowed us to bring in the fruit at just the right moment, resulting in a full complex Merlot. With the 2007 vintage, we continue our unique tradition of crafting 100% Merlot. The aroma is full of mixed berries and black cherry, with hints of cocoa, cedar,black pepper, and tobacco leaf. On the mouth, vibrant fruit shows off a richly layered mid-palate and lingering black fruit finish. </span></p> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Varietal Percentage: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">100% Merlot<br /><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Age of vines and soil type: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">13-22 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Date picked: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">9/1/07</span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><br /><br />Average harvest sugar: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">25.6 degrees Brix</span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><br /><br />Average fermentation time/Temperature Range: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">8 days, 68 -96 F</span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><br /><br />Fermentation container/maceration: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">Open fermentation in a small container, punched down twice a day. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Analysis at bottling<br /><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Alcohol: </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">14.9% </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">pH: </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">3.54 </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">TA: </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">0.58 g/L </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">VA: </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">0.52 g/L </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">R.S.: </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">Dry</span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><br /><br />Length/type of aging: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French, 55% 2 year old French</span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><br /><br />Bottled: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">May 2010<br /><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Approximate life-span under proper cellar conditions: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">15+ years </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Number of cases produced: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">139<br /> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'">Winemaker: </span><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman,BoldItalic'">Andrew T. 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