Deweys Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard 2019

$29.99

Deweys Merlot 2019

Alder Springs Vineyard

Mendocino County

Since 2017 we’ve been lucky enough to work with grapes from Stuart Bewley’s Alder Springs Vineyard. In 2017 and 2018 we made a blend of cab franc and merlot, the deep and primal if not sometimes unruly, kick rocks. In 2019 we focused our energies solely on the merlot.

Following a midnight pick, the grapes arrived to the winery still ice cold and covered in dew. Fermentation kicked off spontaneously after a few days’ cold soak, 50% whole-cluster. Gently punched down twice a day, fermentation cruised along without a hiccup. A couple weeks on skins and we pressed to two neutral oak barrels. In October of 2020 we bottled just 50 cases, unfined, unfiltered.

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Deweys Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard
Deweys Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard 2019

$29.99