2014 "Blessed" Merlot

Gold Medal, 2018 Oregon Wine Awards.

Medium-bodied, and ruby in color with notes of dark cherry, strawberry and smoke. Aged for 22 months on the lees in new and neutral French Oak barrels. Native yeast and natural malolactic fermentation.

We sourced the fruit from LIVE-certified and Salmon Safe Steelhead Run Vineyard located in the beautiful Applegate Valley of southern Oregon.

89 cases produced.

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2014
Varietal Merlot
Appellation Applegate Valley AVA
Harvest Date October 9, 2014
Sugar 23.8
Acid 4.7
pH 3.61
Aging 22 months in one third new French Oak and two-thirds neutral French Oak barrels.
Fermentation Native yeast.
Bottling Date 7/29/16
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.5

Wine Profile

Awards Gold Medal, 2018 Oregon Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes "Salmon Safe" and LIVE certified Steelhead Run Vineyard, Jacksonville, Oregon, USA.
Production Notes Destemmed to bins on harvest day. Pressed at 2 bar after three weeks of native yeast fermentation in cool winery conditions, then racked to barrels. Fermentation completed in barrels then aged for 22 months.
Winemaker Notes Native yeast fermentation and native malolactic fermentation. No fining or filtering.
Food Pairing Notes Pairs well with meat sauces, beef, mushrooms and mild cheese.
Production 89 cases.

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