2016 Merlot, Hyde Vineyard

Sonoma Valley

This beautiful Merlot from the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros will floor you in unexpected ways, like a first visit to the ballet. Members please login to purchase.

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$65.00
 
$780.00
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Tasting NOTES

This beautiful Merlot from the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros will floor you in unexpected ways, like a first visit to the ballet. When the curtains come up, stunning layers of dark fruit swirl in a surprising effortlessness with African violet, vanilla and rose petals. Plums perfectly dance alongside cola and savory hints of leather and mushrooms. While this is no dainty wine, its gracefulness will likely ignite a romance you never expected with Merlot. And aren't those the best kind?

Vineyard NOTES

In 1979 Larry Hyde began planting 72 acres of what would become the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, Napa Valley. His passion, hard work, persistence and forward thinking resulted in planting new clones of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot experimenting with row directions. All this led to his extensive collection that is still being documented today by the Foundation Plant Services at the University of California, Davis.

Production NOTES

Hand-harvesed
Twice-daily gentle pump-overs
Indigenous malolacic fermentation and weekly battonage

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Vintage:
2016
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Merlot, Hyde Vineyard
Varietal Composition:
  • 97% Merlot
  • 2% Malbec
  • 1% Petit Verdot
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 0.54g/100ml
PH:
3.65
Barrel Aging:
  • 16 months
    100% French Oak, 35% New
Alcohol %:
14.8%
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