Not your typical Merlot when grown at extreme altitudes like ours. Surprisingly versatile food wine. Enchanting.
Suggested Aromas: This wine shows dark berry, nutty notes, floral aspects with a bit of dried fruit, a hint of spice, supple acidity & velvety tannins on the palate.
Blend: 75% Abbott Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah
Fermentation: Cool, ten-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 12 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13.5 %
Acid/pH: 3.25 pH
Production: 100 cases
Age-ability: Should age well through 2024
Best time to drink: Drinking best by 2021-2022
Vineyard: Abbott Vineyard
Elevation: 5,500 ft
Exposure: Flat, good exposure
Soil: Sandy loam, rocky
FOOD PAIRING: Try this with Mole sauce, pepper steak or herb roasted potatoes.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.