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2014 Estate Merlot

2014 Estate Merlot

Sample flavors of fresh fruit, oak, and chocolate

Aromas of ripe red fruit, fresh oak and chocolate. Flavors of raspberry, blueberry, cedar and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied and supple with rich tannins.

2014 was an excellent vintage on Long Island. After the cold winter, bud break came late. June and July were very wet, but the dry prevailed consistently through to harvest. Cool nights alternating with warm days enhanced the color, and allowed for the slow, steady ripening of a bounty of high quality fruit.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety: 100% Merlot
Hand-harvested: October 18
Winemaking: 3 weeks of maceration. Rotations in stainless steel and barrel, resulting in 6 months in new and 6 months in 2nd use medium and medium plus toast Hungarian oak.
Bottled: October 2015
Alcohol: 13%
Cases Produced: 361
Retail Price: $34.00
Enjoy: Drink now through 2022 for optimum enjoyment.
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: August 2016