2005 Hopper Creek Merlot
Estate grown, produced and bottled.
Hopper Creek 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.
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.
Aromas of plum, crème brulee and sandalwood. Flavors of plum, apple and cocoa, finishing with a crisp acidity and soft powdery tannins.
Harvest Sugar 25.6 Brix
Total Acid 0.623g/100ml
Cases Produced 450