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2018 Merlot, Hyde Vineyard

Napa Valley

The Hyde Merlot is sneakily complex, revealing layers of black fruit, sweet notes of African violet, vanilla, and rose petals, and savory hints of leather and mushrooms.

Retail $65.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

Tasting NOTES

Sourced from vine cuttings that were originally purchased from 5th generation vintner Jim Bundschu more than 40 years ago, the Hyde Merlot is sneakily complex, revealing layers of black fruit, sweet notes of African violet, vanilla, and rose petals, and savory hints of leather and mushrooms.

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-harvested
Twice-daily gentle pump-overs
Indigenous malolaic fermentation and weekly battonage

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Vintage:
2018
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Merlot, Hyde Vineyard
Varietal Composition:
  • 98% Merlot
  • 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Acid:
TA 5.7g/100ml
PH:
3.6
Barrel Aging:
  • 16 months
    100% French Oak, 35% New
Alcohol %:
14.5%

Retail $65.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

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