2006 MERLOT

99% Merlot
Murphy-Goode Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $20.00
club price: $18.00
available:No
cases:not available
formats: 750mL
released:Mar 17, 2008
date profiled:Dec 8, 2010
region:Northern California
AVA:Alexander Valley
vineyards:Murphy-Goode Estate Viney ... Murphy-Goode Estate Vineyards
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:13.5%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:50% French |50% Americ ... 50% French |50% American  
oak barrels:13% New  
oak aging: 12 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
merlot 99%
 
ships to: AK CA CO CT DC FL GA HI ID IL IA KS ME MD MI MN MS NE NV NH NM NY NC ND OR SC TN TX VA WA WV WI WY
low sulfite wine
Winemaker David Ready Jr. Notes
This is not your run of the mill wimpy Merlot. It’s sourced from bench and hillside vineyards, where the grapes struggle in character-building conditions. The anchor for this wine is Merlot grapes from Val Peline’s Terra Rosa vineyard which contribute big abundant tannins. We also added 1% Petit Verdot for depth and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon for added structure. The secret to our success is treating our Merlot like a Cabernet Sauvignon with a cold soak, extended maceration and aggressive cap management. The result is more concentrated, intense fruit and, by extension, a more concentrated and intense wine. In it, you’ll find blackberry, bay and thyme flavors combined with abundant and rich tannins, all on top of the signature soft ...more... , silky Merlot texture.
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