2014 Merlot

2014 Merlot

Beautifully balanced and structured Merlot.

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TASTING NOTES

Dark cherries, mocha and ripe berries unfold on the nose. The palate shows more dark fruit and black plums with firm tannins and fresh acidity. The oak and fruit are well balanced. This wine is loaded with structure and aging potential.  

Vintage: 2014
Alcohol %: 15.3
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar:  3.4 g/L
PH: 3.75

VINTAGE REVIEW

The 2014 growing year was an exceptional one; the temperatures were hot but consistent, leading to well balanced and beautifully ripe fruit. September cooled nicely to slow the sugar development while the flavours and tannin continued to develop and the bright acidity was retained. This has gone down as a “textbook Okanagan vintage” and the first of which that Painted Rock has seen.  Reviewers have commented that the reds of the 2014 vintage have the potential to be “showstoppers”.

OAKING

18 months 30% new French oak.

REVIEWS

Not yet reviewed.