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2014 Merryvale Pinot Noir, Carneros

2014 Merryvale Pinot Noir, Carneros
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Vineyard Designation
Stanly Ranch Estate, RMS Vineyard
pH
3.6
Aging
12 Months, 30% New French oak
Fermentation
Native
Alcohol %
14.8
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SKU: 14MVPNCARN75012

Winemaking

The fruit for this Pinot Noir was grown primarily on our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard in Carneros, with some select lots from the RMS Vineyard blended in. A mix of Dijon and Pommard clones, about one-third of the wine was fermented with some whole clusters, the rest was fermented in open top fermenters with gentle punch downs and native fermentations. The wine was aged 12 months in 30% new
French oak—Allary, Mercurey and Atelier Centre France barrels, medium and steam bent medium toast—and bottled unfined.

Tasting Notes

2014 was a fantastic year for Pinot Noir, we had wonderful flavors in the fruit, good acidity and fully ripe stems so we decided to introduce some whole cluster fermentation. Fermentations were native and quick in our lots; we did malolactic in barrel to help integrate the oak during our short elevage The wine was racked only once before bottling. Properly cellared, this wine will grow and develop over the next 10 years.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Vineyard Designation
Stanly Ranch Estate, RMS Vineyard
pH
3.6
Aging
12 Months, 30% New French oak
Fermentation
Native
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Production Notes
100% Pinot Noir