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.
This Merlot has a beautiful garnet color and aromas of black cherry, plum and cedar. Very fruit forward with hints of blackberry and vanilla. An expansive palate with a long lingering finish of warm berry pie.
Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Barrel Program: 25% new French oak
Production: 200 cases
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