This fruit came from a little valley connecting Valley of the Moon and the Russian River. John Clendenen expertly tends the vineyard and no expense is spared. I chose Merlot clone 181 for its structure and dark fruit qualities, further it was co-fermented with just the right amount of Cabernet to enhance its elegance.
The fermentation was un-inoculated and received an extended maceration of 3.5 weeks. It then was aged on 40% of the right selection of new french oak barrel to mold it into a plush, sexy, elegant wine filled with plum, blackberry and cinnamon supported by licorice, coffee & chocolate notes.
(10% on one case)
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