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Merriam Vineyards

2017 Estate Pinot Noir


91 Points - James Suckling
Bronze2019 San Francisco International 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. Dijon clones from the Burgundy region of France (clones 667 and 777) were introduced. 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

Full, rich and layered, with a firm and fleshy core of well-integrated dark fruit and spice. Great intensity and focus. Ending with a long and complex finish.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir - Clone 667 and 777
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 12.85%
pH: 3.62
TA: 5.6 g/L
Barrel Program: 100% French Oak, 17% new
Production: 6 Barrels

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2017 Estate Pinot Noir