Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Miro Tcholakov

Appellation

Alexander Valley

Varieties

Merlot

Viticulture

Geyserville Estate Vineyard.

Vinification

Post fermentation, the wine was aged on the grape skins for total of 21 days. Post pressing, the wine was racked twice and pumped into 33% new, mostly French and other European oak barrels. The balance went into older mixed barrels.

Aging

15 months in 33% new French and European oak

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

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Tasting Note

Dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and herbs. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth the wine is almost heavy but balancing the acidity and the tannins well for such a young wine. This is a fine example of the ability of this classic Bordeaux variety to make solid, tasty and age-worthy wines.

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