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2012 Merlot, McKinley Springs Vineyard

2012 Merlot, McKinley Springs Vineyard
Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

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SKU: 12MEMS
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyard Designation
McKinley Springs Vineyard
Acid
5.46 g/L
pH
3.73
Aging
18 months in 52% new French Oak
Residual Sugar
0.01%
Alcohol %
15.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep and rich with notes of boysenberry, maple syrup, black currant and hints of cassis and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with structured tannins and a lengthy finish.
Awards
Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
Sourced from the award-winning McKinley Springs Vineyard in Washington State’s Horse Heaven Hills AVA.
Winemaker Notes
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with the grower and visited the vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. This single vineyard lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness in about 21 days. Only the free run juice was collected and no press fraction was used in the making of this wine. The lots were then aged in French oak for 18 months. For the first year this wine was stirred in barrel on its lees and racked when necessary to soften the tannins. After the first 12 months, the wine was racked off the lees for clarity before bottling.
Production
Cases Produced: 273