R. Merlo Estate Vineyards 2005 Library Syrah 5-Pack

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2005 Estate Syrah, Trinity County 750ml 5-Pack

This big and richly dark wine has a refined balance and an elegant nature. Fully ripe blueberries, black cherries, and dried currants are the forward flavors supported by characters of Italian roasted espresso, stoutly porters, and Mediterranean spices.  Pairs well with Texas spice rubbed and grilled Porter-House steak, Potato Gnocchi pasta and tossed Mediterranean peasant salad and a dessert of fig and raspberry cobbler a la French vanilla mode.

  • Gold Medal, 2009 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition

Specs

  • Grape Source: Hyampom Valley Ranch, Trinity County, CA
  • Aging: 14 months in 50% French and 50% American oak (20% new oak)
  • Acid/pH: .64 / 3.55
  • Harvest Brix: 24.2
  • Residual Sugar: 0.2%
  • Alcohol Content: 13.6%
  • Bottling Date: September 2007
  • Production: 1,500 Cases

The 2005 season in Hyampom Valley of Trinity County California made well balanced, bright, and refined wines. Spring came in cold and continued to bloom. This coolness facilitated a naturally low yielding season in turn made more concentrated flavored wines than normal. Summer was mild and constantly even in temperature. Consistent with other seasons, 2005 Summer has warm to hot days and very cool nights which preserved the natural acids in the grapes and thus brightened the rich flavors of this vintage. Tannins of this year for the red wines turned out to be smoother than normal and less tannic which balanced out the elegance of our wines. Overall, 2005 was an excellent consistently smooth season which yielded concentrated well balanced wines which enabled us to continue our family legacy of making small lots of honest hand crafted wines that accentuates varietal characters.

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