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Salmon Run Meritage 2018

52% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon offering elegant aromas of red and black fruits balanced nicely with cedar and oak notes. The mouthfeel is rich with soft elegant tannins with a spicy finish.

Pair with Beef (Grilled or Roasted, Prime Rib), Lamb (Grilled or Roasted), Mushrooms, Full-Flavored Cheese (Cheddar, Jack, Gouda), Tomato Sauce Dishes.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
ACID 5.9 g/L
Varietal Riesling
PH 3.58
Residual sugar 4.2 g/L
AGING 30% oak aged.
Alcohol % 12

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TASTING NOTES

Elegant aromas of red and black fruits balanced nicely with cedar and oak notes. The mouthfeel is rich with soft elegant tannins with a spicy finish.


VINEYARD NOTES

Grapes for Salmon Run wines come from local Finger Lakes growers and from younger Dr. Konstantin Frank estate vines.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.


VINEYARD

Grapes for Salmon Run wines come from local Finger Lakes growers and from younger Dr. Konstantin Frank estate vines.

WINEMAKING

Immediately after harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open-top fermenters and allowed to cold soak for a few days. The juice is fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate flavors with manual punch-downs 3 times a day. Each variety is fermented separately. 30% of the wine is aged in oak then blended.

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