2003 Merlot Sonoma County

(not eligible for discounts)

Gold Medal
Hilton Head WineFest 2005


Black cherry, plum and blackberry dominate the aroma.  The scent of roasted coffee, toasted coconut and vanilla enhance the complex and rich interplay of aromatic components.  The texture shows ample well-integrated and ripe tannins.  The finish is moderate to long.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Appellation
Sonoma County
Months in Oak
12
Alcohol
13.8% v/v
pH
3.8
Brix at harvest
24.2
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
American
TA (g/100ml)
0.65
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.2
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
700 cases

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