Crow Merlot

Merlot 2012

Tasting Notes

Our 2012 Merlot is a delightful garnet colored wine that has aromas suggesting black currant, tobacco, dried cranberries, and wild mint. On the palate, its fine tannins are supported by plentiful acidity and flavors suggesting black cherries, espresso, slate, and toasty vanilla.

Pairs Well With

Crow Farm Braised short ribs, pizza, lasagna or spaghetti with meat sauce using Crow Farm ground beef, roast turkey, grilled Mediterranean chicken with roasted eggplant, red pepper, beets, and zucchini, gouda, gruyére, or camembert cheeses.

Vineyard

-Clone: Unknown
-Soil Profile: Bojac fine sand loam, 10-80 ft elevation, 0-2% slopes
-Vineyard: Chatham Vineyards, Northampton County, Virginia (On the eastern shore of VA)
-Harvest Date: Hand harvested on 9 September 2012
-Harvested Tons: 5.68

Bottling

-Bottled 1 April 2014
-Bottle aged 8 months prior to release
-206 cases produced