2021 Merlot
Item No. WINE-21-MERLOT---  •  In Stock - Ships in 3-5 Business Days

2021 Merlot
2021 Merlot
2021 Merlot
2021 Merlot
2021 Merlot
2021 Merlot

Marvelously complex and lush

$32.99club price: $28.04
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About This Item

100% Merlot
Cooperage: Aged for 10 months in neutral French oak barrels with bâtonnage twice monthly for 6 months
Hand harvested:  10/9-15/2021
Hand sorted
Harvest Brix: 21.5°-22.5°
T.A.: 6.6 g/L
pH: 3.58
R.S.: 0.0%
ABV: 12.5%
Bottled: 8/17/2022
Cases Produced: 225

Vineyard Sites:
100% East side of Seneca Lake


Howard gravely loam with pockets of limestone and clay


Tasting Notes:
Opulent, deep ruby in color and aromas that send you on a journey of memory - of baked black plums and cherries, graphite, rose petals, and violets.  This Merlot is marvelously complex, exhibiting a kaleidoscope of plump, round, and juicy dark fruit and finishing with pleasant grip and lingering aspects of cocoa and graphite.

Serving Temperature:  60° - 65°f

Drink Window: Drink now – 2025 – 2030

Vintage Notes:
Winter of 2021 gave us some surprisingly warm days and just enough snow to be protective when the temperatures dipped low.  Early spring was lovely - sunny and mostly dry with undisturbed flowering and fruit set.  Beginning in June, the summer rains arrived and persisted through August.  Once into September and more so in October, we were blessed with warm and dry weather, allowing us to round out our harvest season in good conditions.  The abundant moisture during the summer months resulted in a smaller crop but yielded very fruit-driven and expressive reds and sparkling and bright and refreshing whites and rosés.