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2016 Sebastiani Merlot, Alexander Valley

2016 Sebastiani Merlot, Alexander Valley

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SKU: 001345

Aromas of red currant, plum, peppery spice, and cedar. On the palate, fruit expressions of juicy raspberry and cherry are met with earthy notes of forest floor and dried herbs. A wine of intense concentration.

Awards
Gold Medal Winner - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Winemaker Notes
Deep purple in the glass, our 2016 Alexander Valley Merlot displays aromas of red currant, plum, peppery spice, and cedar. On the palate, fruit expressions of juicy raspberry and cherry are met with earthy notes of forest floor and dried herbs. A wine of intense concentration, it is approachable now but will continue to develop and improve over the next few years.
Composition
100% Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.56
Aging
13 months in 26% new French oak
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
14.2
Production Notes
After a three-day cold soak, we crushed and fermented the grapes in stainless steel tanks. After pressing, each lot was blended or egg-white fined depending on flavor, color, and tannin concentraion. The wine was aged for 13 months in new and one-year-old French oak barrels.
Vineyard Notes
2016 produced exceptional quality fruit in Alexander Valley. Warm temperatures in late winter and early spring pushed bud break ahead of schedule. A little unsettled weather during berry set led to some reduced yields, but overall we came in at the low end of average. The summer months were moderately warm with few heat spikes. Overall, the mild season gave us wines of ample ripeness and great complexity.
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