Wine Maker Notes
The acclaimed 2009 vintage lived up to its reputation with all of our reds at Field Stone. With our Merlot we selected the very best of our prized clones planted in 1997. The winning blend came from a marriage between Mr. "Big, Dark, and Delicious” (our 181 clone) and Ms. "California Svelte” (our Bear Flat clone). With complimentary new French-coopered American oak (30%) this deep, full-fruited, big red is packed with all the attributes necessary to be compared to our acclaimed Cabernets: deep violet color, seductive complex aromas, and rich flavors.
Average Sugar at Harvest: 25 BrixBarrel Aged: 20 months new American OakAverage Acid at Bottling: 6.27 gm/liter Average pH at Bottling: 3.53Alcohol: 14.1% by volume