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2013 Merlot Windacre


DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

Windacre Vineyard is a single vineyard on the eastern edge of the Russian River Valley. It experiences cool morning fog giving way to hot days and dropping temperatures in the evening. Windacre is a great Merlot grape growing vineyard, very similar in temperatures and soil types to the Pomerol region of France where the most famous Merlots are made.

Replanting this two-acre block of Merlot took place in 2005, using two clones, 3 and 15.

Tasting Notes

The deep, purple garnet color invites you to smell the aroma of a spiced berry candle burning on a winter day; aaahhh, comfort. Close your eyes and take a spoonful of spiced dark chocolate sauce poured over vanilla ice cream. This wine just keeps getting better with a long lingering finish of a warm berry pie.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 95% Merlot 5% C abernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix at Harvest: 25.70
Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.57
TA: 6.38
Barrel Program: 25% new French oak
Production: 300 cases

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2013 Merlot Windacre