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Merriam Vineyards

2009 Glockner-Turner Cabernet Sauvignon


Best of Show - 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Winemaker's Notes

The Gloeckner-Turner vineyard is located at 1,300 feet, high above Lake Sonoma. Wine makers consider this Rockpile AVA to be the perfect area for growing sturdy reds, and is in high demand as there are only a dozen growers in this region. The combination of elevation requirements, extreme terrain and a unique climate, results in clusters with small berries and more intense fruit. Aged 24 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet red with crimson edge – aromas of dense cassis, dark chocolate, cherry, and bright red fruit berries, On the palate mixed wild berries, raspberries with a dash of cranberry. Full bodied with bright acidity lends to a long finish and notes of cedar box and light vanilla tones.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rockpile
Alcohol: 14.8%
pH: 3.81
TA: 6.37
Brix (at harvest): 24.5
Barrel Program: Aged 24 months 100% French Oak 50% New
Production: 300 cases

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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile