Classic old-world style, the 2015 Merlot is blended with 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. Medium to full bodied with notes of blueberry and dark plum mingled with dried herbs and white pepper giving way to soft tannins and hints of cranberry on the finish.
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
TA: 4.82 g/L
Sugar: 23.4 Brix
RS: 0 g
Aging: 16 months in Hungarian Oak
Fermentation: 3 weeks on skins
Harvest Date: 10/15/15
Bottling Date: 5/27/17
The 2015 growing season had a moderately warm summer with below average rainfall. The fruit spent 3 weeks in contact with skins using the
method to extract color and tannins and was aged for 16 months in Hungarian oak.