left
right

Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch Vineyard 2009

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1778557
This item is not currently available for purchase.

Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch Vineyard 2009 750ml

Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch Vineyard

Cooler, windy weather during bloom is typical for this area and the 2001 vintage wasno exception. Fruit set was average for the vineyard, which results in very looseclusters at harvest. Moderate conditions prevailed throughout the summer months,which ripened the fruit. Very warm temperatures at the end of August and earlySeptember pushed maturities ahead of normal, and we harvested the fruit in the firstpart of October.

The region is very cool with dense fog early in the season and windy conditions allyear long. The vines are planted on a gentle, rolling knoll of deep, loamy soils andare cordon trained to give maximum light exposure to the fruit while the berries arevery small, yielding low tonnage. Due to the cooler conditions, the vines matureslowly which allows time for great tannin maturity. This Merlot is often harvestedwith or after Napa Valley Cabernets and this extra Òhang timeÓ offers a velvety textureto the wine beyond compare.

Availability

This product is not currently available for purchase.
Nickel & Nickel Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch Vineyard 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
 

Notes on the Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch Vineyard 750ML 2009

Wine Maker Notes Cooler, windy weather during bloom is typical for this area and the 2001 vintage wasno exception. Fruit set was average for the vineyard, which results in very looseclusters at harvest. Moderate conditions prevailed throughout the summer months,which ripened the fruit. Very warm temperatures at the end of August and earlySeptember pushed maturities ahead of normal, and we harvested the fruit in the firstpart of October.

Additional Notes The region is very cool with dense fog early in the season and windy conditions allyear long. The vines are planted on a gentle, rolling knoll of deep, loamy soils andare cordon trained to give maximum light exposure to the fruit while the berries arevery small, yielding low tonnage. Due to the cooler conditions, the vines matureslowly which allows time for great tannin maturity. This Merlot is often harvestedwith or after Napa Valley Cabernets and this extra Òhang timeÓ offers a velvety textureto the wine beyond compare.