2015 :Nota Bene Merlot – Ciel du Cheval Vineyard : Red Mountain
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is a premier vineyard in Washington State. Located in the Red Mountain AVA, it is blessed with warm days and cool nights that ensure dominant, mature, ripe flavors. We expect luxurious wines with firm structure from Ciel du Cheval, and this Merlot is no exception. The rich, dark berry flavors marry and stream through a complex finish that lingers. We thank vineyard owner Jim Holmes for his fine fruit during a wonderful vintage that can spend considerable time in a proper cellar. Enjoy! Bottled 7/29/17; 75 cases produced;
Alcohol: 13.88%; pH 3.76, TA 5.85 g/L.
100% Merlot (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in Export-style barrels of seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet and Ton. Doreau.