2013 Limited Merlot

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2013 Limited Merlot

Almost black in color, this is a wine with heft. The aromatics include cocoa, caraway seeds, cedar, and star anise. This wine has a firm structure, with chewy tannin but a creamy texture. Almost port-like in its intensity, the wine finishes with a hint of oak. Two barrels produced. Drink now through 2022 and beyond.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
Throughout October
Sugar
26.3 - 26.9
Acid
5.9
pH
3.6
Alcohol %
15
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
2013 was a very dry year due to low rainfall. We saw early bud-break throughout the vineyard while the usual marine layer, generally present through the growing season, was mostly absent. The warm season accelerated the ripening of all varieties, but made for a bountiful, well-ripened harvest.
Production Notes
De-stemmed and hand-sorted whole berries to 2-4 ton fermenters, fermented for 14 days and extended maceration for 3 weeks. Barreled down to 100% French oak, 60% new and aged for 19 months.
Production
50 cases
Other Notes
100% merlot
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