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2012 Foley Johnson Merlot, Rutherford

2012 Foley Johnson Merlot, Rutherford

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$42.00
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SKU: 009046

Exhibits the iconic “Rutherford Dust” mouthfeel. Filled with swarming aromas and flavors of raspberry, fresh Bing cherry, and a hint of baking spice. The wine rounds out with a hint of toasty oak.

Winemaker Notes
Our 2012 Rutherford Merlot exhibits the iconic “Rutherford Dust” mouth feel. Filled with swarming aromas and flavors of raspberry, fresh Bing cherry, and a hint of baking spice. The wine rounds out with a hint of toasty oak. The finish has soft tannins and velvety texture, truly an elegant wine!
Composition
97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Rutherford
Acid
5.57 g/L
pH
3.77
Aging
19 months in French oak barrels (15% new)
Bottling Date
July 16, 2014
Alcohol %
15
Production Notes
The Foley Johnson Estate Merlot is grown on gravelly soils that provide ample drainage and lessen the vigor of foliage growth. These ideal growing conditions allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green leafy taste of under-ripened fruit. The Merlot was harvested September 19th through October 9th, 2012 under clear night skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and was racked four times throughout the barreling process. After 19 months of aging in new and used French Oak barrels (15% new) the wine was bottled in July 2014.
Vineyard Notes
Vintage 2012 was considered ‘perfect’ by the prognosticators as soon as the last grapes were making their way to the wineries. It was perfect in the sense that quality and quantity benefited both grower and winemaker. The weather cooperated throughout all critical parts of the growing season to produce beautifully ripe and flavorful fruit.
Production
Only 253 cases produced

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