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Acre 2012 Merlot Napa Valley

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Acre 2012 Merlot Napa Valley
ACRE Merlot - Napa Valley 2012
 
Tasting Notes - From the moment you pour this Acre Merlot wine into your glass it compels you with its aroma, which is a complex interplay of both fruity and earthy elements.  The flavor is equally fascinating with fruit impressions of plum and black cherry, interwoven with earthy and spicy notes with hints of mocha, cinnamon and anise.

The tannins are bold, but not astringent, rather they are textural providing substance and expression across the palate.  This complexity and structure demonstrate what a satisfying wine Merlot is when grown in an ideal soil and climate.  Completely dry with lively acidity this Acre Merlot just calls out for a sizzling lamb chop, a grilled steak or roasted duck or other poultry.

Vineyard - Lincoln Creek, Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Traditionally the finest expression of Merlot in the world are found in the Bordeaux region of Pomerol where the clay soil is especially valued as a major contributor to the quality.  It is in just such clay soil that the Lincoln Creek Vineyard planted.

This five acre vineyard is planted on a gently sloping bench in the southwest portion of Oakville, an Ideal location for Merlot from a climate standpoint, far enough up valley where warm to hot days allow full ripening but far enough south to benefit from the cool maritime influenced nights that preserve acidity.  
   
Years of organic farming have contributed to the clay about 4 ½% organic matter, giving the normally compact clay a surprisingly loose structure, allowing water to penetrate deeply and the roots to obtain nutrients so crucial to flavor development.

The vineyard is planted on St George root stock valued for both deep roots and low yields, key factors in flavor development.  The Merlot clone is one that has been appreciated in Napa Valley for decades. The vines are trained and pruned to a quadrilateral cordon, which reduces vegetative growth and concentrates the vines effort in fruit development.

Key Facts -
Harvest Date October 6, 2012
Blend - 100% Merlot
Vineyard - Lincoln Creek Vineyard, Oakville - Organically Farmed
Oak - 100% French, various toast levels
Alcohol -13.9
PH - 3.8
Total Acidity - 5.7 g/l
Bottled - February 14 2014

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