Varietal Blend: 100% Alexander Valley Merlot
100% of this Merlot was from the Swallowfork vineyard north of the winery in the heart of Alexander Valley.
The grapes were cold soaked for three days at 50°F. Fermentation time was 10 days; maceration time five days. The wine was then drained, pressed, racked, and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. There were multiple rack and returns during the 10 months of aging.
Plum with hints of ruby, this Alexander Valley Merlot has aromas of ripe cherry and currant mixed with inklings of allspice and nutmeg. Velvety, sweet tannins pair exceptionally well with the dark fruit, resulting in a rich, sumptuous mouth feel. Judicious use of French Oak adds hints of spice and structure to this foodfriendly wine.
2014 Merlot, Alexander Valley (10 cases)
100% Merlot, 15.1 ABV (**Sold in case of 12/750ml bottles**)