2005 Hopper Creek Merlot

Estate grown, produced and bottled.
Napa Valley
Hopper Creek Vineyard

Vineyard

Hopper Creek is a six acre estate vineyard situated about one mile south of the center of Yountville and bordering on the heart of the Napa Valley.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were destemmed into ½ ton fruit bins where they were inoculated with yeast and    punched down by hand 2-3 times daily throughout fermentation.
The wine was transferred and aged for 2 years in French oak barrels after pressing.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of  plum, crème brulee and sandalwood.  Flavors of plum, apple and cocoa,  finishing with a crisp acidity and soft powdery tannins.

Technical Analysis

Alcohol          14.1%
Harvest Sugar        25.6 Brix
Total Acid             0.623g/100ml
pH              3.52
Cases Produced     450