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Pope Valley Merlot 2012

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

GeneralWineryPope Valley Winery
Town of productionPope Valley, California
Total production of the wine350 cases
Name of winemakerDavid Eakle and (consultant) Bryan Avila
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine12 years
Yield3.5 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares12 acres
Elevation above sea level650 feet
Inclination of vineyardrelatively flat
Soil compositionMixture with high concentration of rocky clay loam
Irrigationyes, drip
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestOctober 10
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration15 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature89 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration45 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature58 degrees F
Volatile Acidity0.40 grams per liter
Total Acidity7.1 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.0 grams per liter
Alcohol15.2 %
AgingTime in barrel22 months
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, 30% new
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingFilteredyes, light