2007 Merlot

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Vintage:2007
Wine Type:Red WIne
Varietal:Merlot
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/15/2007
Acid:6.7 g/L
pH:3.42
Bottling Date:09/20/2008
Residual Sugar:.3%
Alcohol %:12.5%

Tasting Notes

A tasty and fresh Estate blend of Merlot (88%), Syrah (8%) and Cabernet Franc (4%) grapes from our vineyards on the western shore of Cayuga Lake. Purple in color, with red cherries and a smoky oak note in the nose. and flavors of delicate red fruit. The finish is lively and showing light tannins.

Winemaker Notes

On October 15, 2007 six tons of Merlot fruit were harvested (21 Brix, 4.9 g/L Ta, 3.23 pH). The grapes were crushed and destemmed, chapitalized to 23 Brix and fermented (D254 yeast). A one-ton lot that included Syrah (0.3 tons) was chapitalized to 22 Brix and fermented (BRL 97). Both lots fermented for ~11 days, and were pressed together with the press fraction separated. On November 1, 2007 the wine was racked into barrels (15 of Merlot free run, 3 of Merlot/Syrah, and 2 press fraction barrels). Barrel composition included 80% older neutral French and American oak and 20% newer oak (French and American). Malolactic fermentation finished by late November. Barrels selected for the Merlot included all 4 of the newer oak barrels, both Merlot/Syrah barrels, and one press fraction barrel. Technical adjustments included acid reduction, cold stabilization, and the addition of 4% Cabernet Franc.

Food Pairing

The 2007 Merlot will pair well with grilled meats and vegetables.

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