2013 Merlot, One Oak Vineyard “Sold Out”
Our beautiful vineyard that surrounds us, One Oak Vineyard is our own estate vineyard and is farmed to just over 3 tons per acre. These grapes feel almost like another child in our home with all the love, care and challenges that come with the responsibility.
An almost opaque, rich color of purple-red plums, this estate wine is uber-consistent year to year. Sweet black cherries are its hallmark. There is a pretty combination of floral greenery heightened by fresh carnation, with wet stone and cracked-black pepper adding depth and interest. The cherries continue on the palate with plum flavors joining the party. There is a pepper acidity that reminds me of a robust red-meat marinade. The wine has medium-sized, roughed-up tannins that have the quality of back-brushed velvet. The finish is bright and baptized by new oak.
Harvested on 10/12/13
Aged in 100% French Oak barrels. 40% new, 20% once used, 20% twice used and 20% neutral barrels. 100% Merlot