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Merlot 2017

Rennie Vineyard

Merlot 2017
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SKU: 841

 

Winemaker Notes - Blend: 90% Merlot, 6% Malbec & 4% Petit Verdot

After a careful field selection and harvested on Oct 27th, grapes were gently crushed and put in open top fermenters, where they received three days of cold soak. The grapes were gently crushed, and cold soaked for three days. Fermentation was held at a constant 80°F for 15 days and then the wine was gently pressed and racked to French oak barrels for aging. After 17 months the wines were settled, fined, and gently filtered before bottling. Lovely now, or hold up to 5 to 8 years.

Awards By Vintage - Merlot, Our Rennie Organic Vineyard

Our new vintage follows many outstanding accolades our Merlot has been awarded over the years:

2017 Merlot - Silver, Beverage Tasting Institute
2016 Merlot - Gold/ Best of Class, L.A. County Wine Comp;  93 pts, Tasting.com
2015 Merlot - Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp;  89 pts, Connoisseurs' Guide 
2014 Merlot - 90 pts, Tastings.com
2013 Merlot - Gold Medal, Orange County Fair Wine Competition
2010 Merlot - Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2007 Merlot - Gold Medal, San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition <
2004 Merlot - Gold Medal, Los Angeles County Fair
2003 Merlot - Gold Medal, New World Int’l Wine Competition
2001 Merlot - BEST Merlot, S.F. Int’l (top over 322 Merlots entered);  Double Gold, Riverside International 
1999 Merlot - 88 pts, Wine Enthusiast
1998 Merlot - Gold Medal, Los Angeles County Fair; Gold Medal, West Coast
1995 Merlot - Gold Medal, West Coast Wine Competition

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino
Vineyard Designation
Rennie Organic Vineyard
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.44
Aging
17 months
Alcohol %
13.5