Owner: Pellegrini Family
Winemaker: Pellegrini Family
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Merlot
Vineyard Location: Sonoma County
Upon arrival, the grapes were destemmed and transferred by gravity to stainless steel open top fermenters. After a 5 day cold maceration, the must was allowed to heat up and begin fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The cap was punched down up to three times daily and pressed off after a two week extended maceration post fermentation. Once pressed and moved to barrel the new wine underwent a slow Malolactic fermentation with native flora to preserve the expression. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American Oak barrels, one-third of them new.
Color: Vibrant deep red berry in color
Bouquet: An elegant Merlot with opulent, forward blackberry fruit, a hint of herbs and rich cocoa notes on the finish
Flavor: Medium bodied, the firm tannic backbone is tempered with a lush, velvety mouth feel. This is a well-structured wine that shows a generous mid-palate and moderate length.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 60°F