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2014 Merlot Windacre

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

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.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 15.05
pH: 3.47
TA: 7.8
Barrel Program: 25% new French oak
Production: 200 cases

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2014 Merlot Windacre