2010 Merlot, Heritage Selection

Sonoma Valley

Intense aromas of lush black cherry, with violets, freshly ground dark roast coffee and notes of clove. The opulent palate of semi-sweet chocolate cherries and fresh cream is silky and elegant, with incredible length and balance.

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$75.00
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Tasting NOTES

Intense aromas of lush black cherry, with violets, freshly ground dark roast coffee and notes of clove. The opulent palate of semi-sweet chocolate cherries and fresh cream is silky and elegant, with incredible length and balance. This serious merlot offers tremendous richness, complexity and elegance.

Vineyard NOTES

Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay, the Bundschu familys 158 year-old vineyard wraps around the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. The terrain features steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow fruit to develop intense concentration while retaining vibrant structure. Two distinct blocks of Merlot have consistently produced top lots with the greatest complexity, concentration and balance. Each vintage, the top five barrels from these lots are selected for this distinctive bottling.

Production NOTES

Two lots optically sorted and gravity fed to fermentation vessels.
Three-to-five day cold soak; D254 yeast strain; 25-28 days maceration.
Extraction through gentle pumpovers tailored by lot, using louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.
Lees stirring for 3 months during secondary fermentation.

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Vintage:
2010
Wine Type:
Varietal:
Merlot, Heritage Selection
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 0.56g/100ml
PH:
3.84
Barrel Aging:
  • Seventeen months in 100% French oak, 40% new. Primary cooper Nadalie.
Alcohol %:
14.5%
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