2018 Chalk Hill Merlot
Los Amigos Vineyard
A NEW TASTING ROOM EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED PRODUCTION MERLOT.
Flavors of blueberry, raspberry and cocoa with food friendly acidity.
The grapes were picked on September 24th 2018 with a brix of 23.4. This brix level is perfect to assure the alcohol level is not too high. The grapes were cold soaked for four days and yeasted at cool temperatures, and twice daily pump overs allowed for color and flavor development. After fermentation, the grapes were then pressed to barrel on October 10th 2018.
The grapes for this wine come from the Los Amigos vineyard in the Chalk Hill sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley. With its chalky volcanic soil and longer warmer days, this area is very well suited to grow Merlot grapes.