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Merriam Vineyards

2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

Up through the end of August the growing conditions were almost textbook perfect with the right amount of heat and sun to develop the fruit profile and the right amount of fog at nights and mornings to keep the sugars in check. The winery vineyard where this rose comes from is farmed organically and certified CCOF. The wine was fermented cold and prevented from going through malolactic fermentation to keep the wine crisp, refreshing and full of aromatics.

Tasting Notes

I love the beautiful salmon color of this wine. It has soft, subtle aromas of fresh cut wildflowers, rose water, strawberries and wet stone. This wine is earthy-but-elegant with hints of watermelon and raspberry lemon candy. The only thing it’s missing is a sunny day on the patio.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir; 25% c lone 23, 75% closne 115
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix at Harvest: 20.7-21.8
Alcohol: 12.9
pH: 3.41
TA: 6.3 g/L
Barrel Program: 100% neutral French oak
Production: 190 cases

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2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir