Yorkville Cellars

Merlot 2015

Made with Organic Grapes
Bottle Price:   $30.00
Full-Case Price:   $27.00
Club Member Price:   $24.00

We have a wonderful terroir in which to grow Merlot.

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

1995 Merlot - Gold Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 
1998 Merlot - Gold Medal, Los Angeles County Fair 
2001 Merlot - Best Merlot, S.F. Int’l (top over 322 Merlots entered - [See Full Details]
2001 Merlot - Double Gold, Riverside Int’l Wine Competition 
2003 Merlot - Gold Medal, New World Int’l Wine Competition 
2004 Merlot - Gold Medal, Los Angeles County Fair 
2007 Merlot - Gold Medal, San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition 
2010 Merlot - Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2003 Merlot - Gold Medal, Orange County Fair  Wine Competition
2014 Merlot - 90 pts, Tastings.com 
2015 Merlot - Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

French Merlot is championed in the costliest wines of the world., reaching giddy prices. Two affluent businessmen made the news by walking into Club 21 in NYC for lunch and purchased two bottles of 1982 Chateau Petrus (100% Merlot) for $16,640.

 

Winemaker Notes

After a careful field selection and harvested on Oct 8th, 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 before inoculation with Pasteur Red yeast. Fermentation was held at a constant 80°F for 10 days and then the wine was gently pressed and racked to French oak barrels for aging. After 18 months the wines were settled, fined, and gently filtered before bottling. Lovely now, or hold up to 3 to 7 years.

Specs

Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 7.5 gm/ liter
pH: 3.30
Blend:  85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Franc
Residual Sugar: Dry

 

 

Double Gold Medal!

Two Decades of High Accolades

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Pairs Well With:

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