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2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Harvest Date
September & October 2018
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.59
Aging
Aged 17 months in 20% new French Oak barrels
Bottling Date
May 2020
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.7
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Blackberry cobbler and dark plum are the main aromatics for this wine.  In the glass the wine displays bold ripe blueberry  and a touch of fig preserve paired with a good amount of tannins.  The layered wine shows just a touch of well-integrated oak before drawing to a long, smooth finish. 


VARIETAL COMPOSITION 94% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Harvest Date
September & October 2018
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.59
Aging
Aged 17 months in 20% new French Oak barrels
Bottling Date
May 2020
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
43% Riverside Vineyard Merlot clone unknown planted 1991, harvested 9/12/18 29% Theresa's Vineyard Merlot clone ENT 348 planted 2012, harvested 9/20/18 14% Vinelands Vineyard Merlot clone unknown planted 1999, harvested 9/24/18 8% Riverside Vineyard Merlot clone 3 planted 1998, harvested 9/10/18 3% Theresa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon mixed clones planted 2001, harvested 10/24/18 3% Katie's Vineyard Malbec clone 9 planted 2011, harvested 9/24/18
Production Notes
2018 represents the first vintage we had fruit from Vinelands Vineyard. True to form for Colorado Merlot, the 2018 Vinelands Vineyard Merlot was big and concentrated, showed great fruitfulness with just a touch of underlying savory Rosemary. The tannins were present, but well-integrated and add great structural elements to the palate.
Winemaker Notes
Blackberry cobbler and dark plum are the main aromatics for this wine. In the glass the wine displays bold ripe blueberry and a touch of fig preserve paired with a good amount of tannins. The layered wine shows just a touch of well-integrated oak before drawing to a long, smooth finish.
Food Pairing Notes
• Roasted garlic and rosemary leg of lamb with fig and red wine reduction sauce, Fig, arugula, prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese flatbread with truffle oil drizzle, Grilled chicken and veggie Kabobs.

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