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Merriam Vineyards

2014 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum


Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal - North Coast 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, 777, 115, and 23, all planted in 2009.

Tasting Notes

The color has the essence of a rare ruby lit by candlelight. Hints of vanilla and fresh picked cherries. With a soft and silky texture on the palate, it tastes like a fresh cherry pie topped with crème fraiche, baking spices and tea leaves. This wine has a long lingering finish that makes you want to go back for more.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir - Clone 667, 777
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: 9/5/14
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.85
TA: 6.7
Cooperage: 40% French Oak Francois Freres

2014 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum