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2013 Firestone Vineyard The Chairman Series Merlot, SYV

2013 Firestone Vineyard The Chairman Series Merlot, SYV

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Rich dark fruit flavors of black cherries, berries and plum. The full palate is accented by a lingering finish of sweet oak and vanilla framed by soft tannins.

Winemaker Notes
Merlot is a thin-skinned red grape with origins in the Bordeaux region of France. Known for its soft tannins and dark berry characteristics, Merlot is one of the more versatile reds to pair with food. This 2013 Chairman Series Merlot has rich dark fruit flavors of black cherries, berries and plum. The full palate is accented by a lingering finish of sweet oak and vanilla framed by soft tannins.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with grilled filet and garlic mashed potatoes.
Composition
88% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
26 months in French and Hungarian oak, 83% new
Bottling Date
November 30, 2015
Alcohol %
14.5
Production Notes
The 2013 growing season was one of the most amazing we have seen in the last several years. Despite modest rainfall, the timing of the fruit development was ideal. Bud break began in the second week of March and a warm spring led to slightly earlier bloom and fruit set. A typical sunny Santa Ynez summer allowed for optimal staggered ripening of each varietal and we experienced a harvest lasting nearly 3 months.
Production
Only 404 cases produced

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