Wine

2015 Stayin' Alive

Merlot
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Happy Canyon lies in the southeastern corner of the Santa Ynez Valley which enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and cooler evenings from the marine air. This unique microclimate encourages an extended growing season and therefore full maturation which gives the wines balance, rich flavors with excellent structure, and acidity. Our Merlot has aromas of red currants, dried cranberries and pomegranate, while blueberries, eucalyptus and a hint of sandalwood round out the palate. Firm tannins soften as the wine lingers long after the last sip. Will age well for the next 5-7 years.

Blend
100% Merlot
Vineyards
McGinley Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Harvest Dates
September 2015
Approx. Brix at Harvest
25.5
Processing / Aging / Barrel Program
100% de-stemmed with a three day cold soak. An additional 15 days of skin contact in a combination of stainless steel fermentors. All native malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Bottling Date
August 3, 2017
Cases Produced
50
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.73
TA
5.5 g/L
RS
0.0 g/L
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