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Bliss Merlot 2011

This wine is only available to Frontier customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

GeneralWineryBliss Family Vineyards
RegionMendocino
Town of productionMendocino
VarietalMerlot
Total production of the wine5,000 cases
Name of winemakerHoss Milone
VineyardYield5 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectaresapprox. 19 acres
Irrigationyes, drip
HarvestHarvest methodmachine
Date of harvestSeptember 29
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration14 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature70 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration14 to 20 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature70 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.69
Volatile Acidity0.36 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.6 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.05 grams per liter
Alcohol13.5%
AgingTime in bottle before release12 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes