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Stone Lake Unpressed Merlot

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2016

Stone Lake Unpressed Merlot

Gold Medal winner!

Appellation

Ramona Valley

Vintage

2016

Alcohol

12%

Produced

Crystal Hill Vineyard

Bottled

Crystal Hill Vineyard

Production

85 Cases

About this wine

These Merlot grapes come from another Ramona vineyard that is about 30 years old. The berries are smaller than is typical of Merlot which yields a rich flavor profile with a harmonious tannic structure and a very clean finish. The grapes were harvested and de-stemmed on September 9th, 2016 at a Brix of 25 and cold fermented for about nine days before being stored unpressed(free-run) into stainless steel tanks to bulk age for about 10 months. A gold-medal winner even before it was bottled.

Tasting Notes:
Rose petal, lavender, raspberry, blueberry, black licorice and pipe tobacco fragrances; blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, pipe tobacco, and mid-palate flavors; rich Merlot keeps its focus with gentle minerality and nuanced acidity; long finish with dusty black fruit, tobacco, and a touch of black pepper. Lovely, and brooding.
– Jan Crocker

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