2006 Merlot Alexander Valley

(not eligible for discounts)

The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard on a rise in the heart of Alexander Valley – the same vineyard that garnered our 2004 Merlot the title of Best American Merlot Under $20 in Food & Wine Magazine (October, 2007).

Ruby highlights dance in the deep red liquid while aromas of plum, red currant, toasty vanilla and violet fill the glass.   Rich berry and black cherry notes are complemented by mocha and dark, unsweetened chocolate flavors.  The wine has balanced, mouth filling flavor with good depth, finish and round firm tannins.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Merlot Merlot
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
18
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.51
Brix at harvest
24.2
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
American oak
TA (g/100ml)
0.63
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1550 cases