ESTATE MERLOT WICKERSHAM RANCH

Noble Tree

APPELLATION

Russian River Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Merlot

WINEMAKERS

John Wilson

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14.4%

BACKGROUND

Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage. This wine sourced entirely from our Wickersham Ranch Vineyard is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest quality.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Harvested at 24.5 brix, sorted and cold soaked for five days, this wine was fermented with native yeast and aged for 16 month in 100% French oak, 40% new. Sourced from our Wickersham Ranch Estate Vineyard, this is a classic example of a medium bodied, cooler climate Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French oak, 40% new.

TASTING NOTES

A beautiful, dark ruby-purple colored Merlot. Aromas of lead pencil, and spiced red fruits. Flavors of blackberry, black pepper with an almost spicy texture. Finishes with well defined chalky tannins. SUGGESTED

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