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Merriam Vineyards

2018 Cuvée Pinot Noir 1.5L



Winemaker's Notes

Cuvée is a blend of five different clones: 115, 23, Pomard, 777 and 667. Each clone is harvested, fermented and aged separately before the final blend is established. These clones were planted in 2009 on our winery site located on Los Amigos Road, Healdsburg, Sonoma County in the Russian River Valley. This four acre vineyard is farmed organically and certified CCOF.

Tasting Notes

An emboldened expression of a Burgundian Pinot Noir. Rich oak notes of caramel, honey pecan, and fennel complement expected fruit aromas of dark cherry, orange and violet. Medium plus mouthfeel. A fruit driven nose balanced properly by earthy, roasted flavors. Pairs well with grilled vegetables and meats, hearty appetizers and flatbreads.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 14.7%
pH: 3.76
TA: 5.3 g/L
Barrel Program: Aged 12 mongths, 100% French oak, 20% new
Production: 250 cases

2018 Cuvée Pinot Noir 1.5L