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Merriam Vineyards

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre

Overview

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
GOLD MEDAL 94 PTS - Harvest Challenge
GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco Chronicle 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 allows for cool evenings and warm days with long hang-time on the vine.

Tasting Notes

Deep dark magenta purple with notes of cassis, blackberry jam and chocolate. Nicely layered with concentrated flavors of Bing cherry, cassis, blackberry, spice, and French silk pie. The oak integrates with the fruit to give a silky smooth tannic finish.

While very pleasing upon release, this vibrant and concentrated wine promises to richly reward after a few years of aging because of the exceptional quality of the fruit and underlying tannins.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix at Harvest: 26.20
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.63
TA: 8.0
Barrel Program: Aged 24 months 100% F rench oak 35% New
Production: 225 cases

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$36.00
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre