Merlot

Triska Crane Ridge, Sachau Vineyards

Merlot

Livermore Valley

2014

Appellation Series

Wine Profile
Specifications
Accolades

Tasting Notes

Fragrant and bold, our 2014 Merlot opens with tart, fresh red raspberries and blueberries. A bit of black cherry follows, layered on this varieties’ characteristically rich texture. Notes of ripe cranberry and pomegranate puree expand on palate with rosemary/basil driven undertones that offer a more floral, herbaceous character. Our Merlot combines acidic drive and tannic grip on the palate yet follows through smooth with a lush lingering finish. Enjoy now, or for years to come.

Vineyard Sources

58% Sachau Vineyard
42% Triska Crane Ridge

Production

Various lets received to the winery between September 24th and October 10th. Destemmed without crushing to open top bins and fermented separately using native/commercial yeast. Each lot underwent hand punchdowns daily with an 18 day skin time. Pressed separately to 70% french oak (50% new, 10% neutral), 30% american (20% new, 10% 2nd use) with free run portion separated and blended post ml.

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Red
Appellation
Livermore Valley
Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Acid
6.1
pH
3.58
Alcohol %
14.4
Cases Produced
167