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2017 Kobau Vineyard Merlot

Vintage
2017
 
Vineyard Designation
Kobau Vineyard

The 2017 vintage is our first release from this famed vineyard. This Merlot has a foundation of ripe red fruits and black cherry preserves, minerality and juicy tannins.

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SKU: 111664
Winemaker Notes
2017 growing season got off to a slow start with bud break occurring nearly two weeks later than average. But this was followed by a hot and dry summer that really allowed the grapes to fully ripen. This was also a year of reduced yields however, it resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of pronounced depth and intensity.
Vineyard Notes
The southerly aspect of the Kobau vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench allow the vines to bask in the early morning sun. On gravelly soils, wines from this vineyard are known for being mineral-driven, well structured, with a balanced ripeness and fresh acidity.
Vintage
2017
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.8
Fermentation
Partially barrel fermented
Residual Sugar
0.6 g/L
Alcohol
14.5
Harvest Date
September 27 - October 12
Bottling Date
August 2019
Maturation
20 months in French oak, 75% new
Varieties
Merlot 100%