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2008 Chicken Ranch Merlot

2008 Chicken Ranch Merlot
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$65.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: 303090508
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
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Harvest Date
Oct-08
Sugar
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pH
3.96
Aging
17 months, 100% French Oak (40% new)
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Tannin
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Alcohol %
14.8
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Vineyard Notes
Ideally situated on the northern border of the Rutherford appellation our Chicken Ranch Vineyard yields distinctive Merlot with elegant bright fruit minerality and dried herbs. Here the grapes enjoy a constant warm valley floor climate and a unique soil c
Production Notes
The year began with below average winter rainfall early bud break and potentially damaging spring frost. During bloom we had hot temperatures and high winds thus resulting in poor berry set. Although these factors decreased our yields we benefited from lo
Winemaker Notes
“This Merlot is more old-world in style than our other wines. A pretty wine it showcases bright red fruit with cedar pencil shavings cigar box spice and savory notes. Good acidity soft and silky tannins and integrated oak make this an elegant and imminent
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