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2014 Hyde Vineyard Merlot

Carneros is magical for Merlot, allowing it to ripen deep into October for additional layers of flavor without compromising freshness. With the 2014 vintage, aromas of dark blackberry, boysenberry, nutmeg and brown sugar echo on the palate along with notes of leather and black tea. A wine with horsepower, rewards await those who opt to cellar. Winery exclusive. 194 cases produced.

We picked our 1.25 acres on the 23rd of September and proceeded with what we know best, gentle treatment (de-stemming without crushing and open-top fermentation) to coax out the expression of this unique site of beautiful red clay. After fermentation we aged the eight barrels (50% new) for 20 months prior to unfiltered bottling.

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