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Merryvale Merlot Beckstoffer Las Amigas, 2002

Merryvale Merlot Beckstoffer Las Amigas, 2002

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About This Wine:
In 2002 fruit was harvested very ripe on September 19th & 20th. Three of Merryvale’s seven 2002 merlot lots from the Las Amigas vineyard were included in this blend. All the lots had similar characteristics of dark color, concentration, suppleness and balance.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2002
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Appellation: Carneros
Harvest Date: 9/19-9/20
Aging: 18 months French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (95% new)
Bottling Date: July 9,13,14 2004
Alcohol %: 14.5
Vineyard Notes:

This was the fifth year of a vineyard-designated Merryvale bottling from the Beckstoffer family’s Las Amigas Merlot vineyard in Carneros. This modern planting of clones 181 and 314 is on a vertical, shoot-positioned trellis and is producing outstanding quality.

Production Notes:

30 days on the skins. Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs. Bottled unfiltered.

Production:

1,350 cases

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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