Wine Maker Notes
After harvest, the grapes for our Merlot were destemmed and cold soaked for 48 hours. Fermentation occurred in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks for up to 11 days at a maximum temperature of 90°F. Throughout fermentation, we performed several rack and returns for optimal extraction of color and flavor. A specialized oak strategy lent this Merlot its distinct notes of brown spice and toasty oak.