Not your typical Merlot when grown at extreme altitudes like ours. Surprisingly versatile food wine. Enchanting.
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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.
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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
Best time to drink: Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.
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 Berliner Wein Trophy Germany OIV Competition.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.