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Merriam Vineyards

2013 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum


90 POINTS - Ken's Wine Guide
89 POINTS - Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate
GOLD MEDAL - Pinot Noir Summit Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

Our Estate grown Pinot Noir is a test vineyard, located just off the Russian River on Limerick Lane. This .75 acre vineyard was established in 2008 after grafting existing vines. Two clones were introduced, 667 and 777, (Dijon clones from the Burgundy region of France) This small parcel has been duplicated at a second vineyard site, four acres of Pinot Noir clone 667, 776, 115, and 23, all planted in 2009 – this vineyard should be producing in ’12 and ’13. Until then…Enjoy!!!

Tasting Notes

In the glass, bright light red hues, darker to the edge, aromatic with scent of vanilla, strawberry and tea leaves. Medium weight on the palate with notes of cherry cola, fresh cherry pie and light spice. Long and luscious finish. Four barrels produced.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir - Clone 667, 777
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: 8/31/13
Alcohol: 14.7%
pH: 3.72
TA: 6.9
Cooperage: 40% French Oak Francois Freres

2013 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum