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2017 Merlot Details

2017 Merlot

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$384.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

Our Merlot is complete with structure, balance, and a mouthful of fruit flavors of black fruit, herbs and coffee lend to its complexity. You may experience the sensation of tucking into a delicious fruitcake with chocolatey notes.

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley

Vineyard Notes

This year will be one of the most unique vintages in years. In the early development Wine grapes can absorb compounds in the smoke but with an early rainstorm in the September cleared out the smoke from our valley to help clear the air for our grapes. We predict that you will be able to pick up some subtle hints in this lovely wine.


Beef, Chicken Lamb, Pork, particularly grilled, Bleu cheese, Cheddar cheese, Berries, and Red Fruits.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition 100% Merlot
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date October 2017
Aging 3 years in bottle
Barrel Aging 18 Months 85% French Oak 15% American Oak
Ageability 10 years
Fermentation Stainless steel
Bottling Date 8/14/2019
Alcohol % 13.7
Size 750 ml