2005 The Nth Degree Merlot

2005 The Nth Degree Merlot

Showing a vibrant red color, this Merlot has rich aromas of herbal tea, and black cherry married with vanilla that continue in the mouth with luscious tannins and mouth-filling fruit leading to a long, intense finish.

Vineyard:

These prime Livermore Valley vineyards were selected for the Nth Degree program because of their consistent production of exceptional fruit. The selected blocks were farmed to the Nth Degree, using a method we refer to as, “ultra farming”. The grapes were hand-harvested in the early morning into one ton bins, sorted, and then crushed into small stainless steel fermentors.

Fermentaion:

Fermentation started in small stainless steel tanks. The wine was then racked and barreled where malolactic fermentation was completed.

Aging:

This wine was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.

2005 The Nth Degree Merlot