2017 Broken Wing Merlot

2017 Broken Wing Merlot

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The original vintage of this broken wing was born of a band of barrels that just couldn’t take flight, like a theif without a worthy con, a hoodwinker without a hood. Now, finding a proper home in the C & T  gallery of red rogues for a second time.

Tasting Notes: This vintage takes flight amongst mountains of Mulberries, Blueberries, Black Mulch and Earth tones. Tips a wing towards Eucalyptus & Rosemary Sprigs. Monstrous in body, well rounded in all arts of thievery. 

Pairing: Duck, Simple Burgers, any Roast Beast of Vegetable

Grape Variety: Merlot 100%


Vineyard: Antares Entirely.

Vineyard Region: Northern Oliver

Pick Date: Second week of October

Winemakers Notes: "If I remember correctly, this comes from Bob down in Oliver, back when he owned the vineyard. Picked in the dead of night, the tractor almost dropped a bin on Bob's car. Corey Heart helped on this one, we did the small lot stuff, skin soak for a bit, daily punchdowns. Good job on this Corey."

Wine Analysis: 14.8% alc/Vol, pH:3.59, TA: 6.0g/L, RS: 2.9g/L

Time in Barrel: 39 months in a selection of entirely New Oak (any you can think of)

Drink: 2021-2028 (or whatever you feel)

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