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2005 Veraison Merlot, Krupp Vineyard

A complex, layered nose with subtle aromas of sage, earth, blueberry, black olives, and cedary oak. The palate displays a combination of red berry fruits and earthy notes. Medium bodied with good mid-palate fleshiness, firm mountain tannins, and a long finish

Harvested: October 27 - 31, 2005
Blend: Merlot
Fermentation: 6 day cold soak, 24 days on skins, indigenous yeast
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud & Bossuet
Barrel Aging: 16 months–85% new oak
Release Date: October 1, 2008
Vineyard: Krupp Block(s): KVME1 & KVME2
Soil: Deep red loam over clay
Exposure: Gentle south facing
Elevation: 1,450 ft above sea level
Production: 440 cases

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