2016 - Mt George Merlot

Located east of Napa, our Mt George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Merlot fruit of power and structure.

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Mt George Merlot
Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Aromatics of rhubarb pie and toasted paprika. Bright acidity and medium-bodied. A sweet and savory mix of tart cherries, red berries, clove and black pepper spices, with a long, streamlined finish.
  • Varietal 100% Merlot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 9 & 12, 2016
    25.4° Brix
  • Skin Contact 17 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    44% new oak
    New oak profile: 94% French, 6% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 94% French, 6% Hungarian
  • Analysis 15.0% Alcohol
    5.46 g/L TA
    3.54 pH
    0.04% Rs
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