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2016 Merlot

Available:  In Stock $22.00
Size: 750 ml
Red Newt's Merlot is made to be a pure and refreshing expression of well grown Merlot in the Finger Lakes. We aim for a marriage of the plum and plushness from Merlot with the refreshing character and structure of Finger Lakes red wines; a match that is ideal for pairing with grilled and roasted foods.

2016 will be remembered as the drought year in the Finger Lakes, as it marked the first time ever that the region entered the “extreme drought” category according to the US Drought Monitor. With almost no rainfall whatsoever from late May until late August, there were justifiable concerns about vine health and fruit dehydration. Much to our surprise and relief, the vines handled the weather without any issue, almost no drought stress signs were ever seen in the vineyard. Glacier Ridge takes a studied minimalist approach in the vineyard; all weed control is manual and allows for some non-grape vegetation for competition as well as insect biodiversity. Crop size is subsequently lower as a result, with a notable difference of increased ripening capability of that grapes.

RS: 1 g/L TA: 5.6 pH 3.54 ALC: 13.1%

Varietal: Merlot

Vintage: 2016

Wine Type: Red

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