Vintage and Winemaker's notes: The 2007 season was an ideal harvest...never to hot and 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.
Varietal Percentage: 100% Merlot
Age of vines and soil type: 13-22 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation
Date picked: 9/1/07
Average harvest sugar: 25.6 degrees Brix
Average fermentation time/Temperature Range: 8 days, 68 -96 F
Fermentation container/maceration: Open fermentation in a small container, punched down twice a day.
Analysis at bottling
Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.54 TA: 0.58 g/L VA: 0.52 g/L R.S.: Dry
Length/type of aging: 32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French, 55% 2 year old French
Bottled: May 2010
Approximate life-span under proper cellar conditions: 15+ years Number of cases produced: 139
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger
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