2013 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).

Classic deep purple in color with red highlights.  Rose petal, violet, cherry and plum aromas are accented by notes of cedar and toasted coconut.  Black cherry, fig and blueberry flavors are complemented by a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish.  This juicy, plush wine has a lingering finish with soft, medium tannins and firm acidity. 

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
20
Alcohol
13.8%
pH
3.68
Brix at harvest
24.6
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
American oak
TA (g/100ml)
0.55
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1050 cases