2008 MERLOTWine Match Special Selection

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $22.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:525
formats: 750mL
released:Mar 1, 2011
date profiled:Aug 25, 2011
region:Northern California
AVA:Los Carneros,Oakville, ... Los Carneros,Oakville,Rutherford
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.5%
fined:Yes
filtered:No
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:22% New  
oak aging: 22 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
merlot 77% Los Carneros
cabernet sauvignon 17% Oakville
cabernet sauvignon 4% Rutherford
petite verdot 2% Rutherford
 
ships to: IL MO NV NM OR WA WI CA CO
 
Winemaker Kent Jarman Notes
At Napa Station, sustainable farming and meticulous grape selection form the core of our winemaking philosophy. The 2008 harvest was short on yield, but blessed with a good ripening season that allowed grapes to attain good sugar levels and tannin maturity.

Night harvested, sorted and de-stemmed in the early morning hours. Nicely balanced with bright fruit reminiscent of black cherries and blackberries. This wine shows hints of dark chocolate, with firm tannins and a lingering finish.

o Partial cold soak with pump-overs for 48 hours.
o Fermented in small stainless steel tanks and 500 L upright puncheons.
...more... o Extended maceration on the skins.
o Barrel-to-barrel racking for complexity of flavors.
o 22 months barrel aging in small puncheons and French oak barriques (22% new)
o Bottled unfiltered
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