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Merriam Vineyards

2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


Gold Medal - 93 Points - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

In 2005, parcels of our Windacre vineyard were replanted to cabernet sauvignon. Clone 8, 412 and 4 were replanted on the site first planted back in 1890. This single vineyard now consists of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and a little petite verdot. Farmed on the eastern side of the Russian River Valley AVA allows for cool evenings, and warm days with long hang-time on the vine.

Tasting Notes

Bright red in color with notes of vanilla, blackberry and cherry on the nose. Rich and robust on the palate, soft tannins with essence of chocolate, cassis and red berry all accompanied by a bit of light acidity. This wine will hold for years.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 92% Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Windacre Merlot
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 14.7%
pH: 3.50
TA: 6.9
Brix (at harvest): 25.4
Barrel Program: Aged 24 months 100% French Oak 35% New
Production: 300 cases

Spec Sheet

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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre