Ridge Crest Merlot

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Ridge Crest Merlot

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GRAPE SOURCE                               
100% WHITE BLUFFS ESTATE VINEYARD  

Brix 23.8  
Yeast BCS103
Fermentation  
Primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks with pumpovers performed twice daily until optimal extraction was achieved. Malolactic fermentation followed in oak barrels for 2 weeks.  

Barrel Maturation 18 months in a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels.

Titratable Acidity  0.03 grams/100ml
pH 3.71
Alcohol 13.8% by volume

TASTING NOTES
Dark aromas of cherry, cassis, coconut and vanilla abound on the nose with hints of spice under the more dominant fruit. The palate is full with sweet vanilla oak and cherry flavors, lingering on the tongue.  The acidity is balanced with the fruit flavor and supports the body and smooth tannins.

AWARDS

Silver Medal - 2014 Florida State Fair

   

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