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2013 Genesis Merlot

2013 Genesis Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
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SKU: 80015954-13

THE WINE
The 2013 Merlot opens with plum, wild strawberry, cherry, cinnamon, vanilla, and hits of cocoa. The palate is rich and supple with black cherry, vanilla, spicy oak, and black pepper flavors, and vanilla spice on the finish. Pair with braised short ribs, roast pork, or grilled salmon.

VINTAGE AND VINEYARDS
The 2013 growing season was an excellent year for red grapes. With above-average temperatures and dry conditions, the grapes ripened fully, developing the delicious varietal flavors Washington State Merlot is known for. We selected fruit from Wahluke Slope (50%), Horse Heaven Hills (26%), Yakima Valley (21%), Columbia Valley (3%), and Rattlesnake Hills (1%). Merlot has long been one of Washington’s signature wines because the climate and fine, sandy loam soil in the winegrowing regions produce fruit with small berries that have intense color and classic cherry and cola characteristics.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were picked at mid-day and during the late afternoon to encourage fermentation. They were then destemmed, crushed, and fermented in stainless steel. The wine was racked and returned to barrels several times and aged for 6 to 12 months in American oak barrels, 25% new, to impart richness and vanilla aromas.
 

DETAILS
Harvest Dates: September 25–October 15, 2013
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietal Percentages: 84% Merlot, 8% Syrah, 5% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Brix: 26.4°
Residual Sugar 0.02g/100ml
TA: 0.62g/100ml
pH: 3.54
Alcohol: 13.5%
Case Production: 6,400
 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
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(Sep 29, 2015 at 3:32 PM)
great wine

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