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Merriam Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch, Rockpile 1.5L


Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal - San Francisco 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 22 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

Dark, rich purple hues with bright edges. Tight red berry fruit, dark bing cherry, light vanilla tunes, and a hint of floral violets. Rich round mouth feel, red cherries and semi sweet chocolate. Bright acid and firm young tannins with a long lingering finish. Drinks well now, but will pay dividends with patience.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rockpile
Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.76
TA: 6.8
Brix (at harvest): 26.0
Barrel Program: Aged 22 months 75% French Oak: Fouquet, Ermitage and Gamba
Production: 238 cases

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch, Rockpile 1.5L