Grand Valley AVA

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Our Redstone reserve Merlot comes from one of the oldest vineyards in Colorado.

Earthy scents of ripe cherries accented with anise and leather make a superb, full-bodied Merlot. Our Redstone Reserve Merlot is smooth and sensuous from extended oak-barrel aging. At once powerful and elegant, it has ripe black cherry fruit flavors integrated with rounded tannins that culminate in a supple, long finish that hints of blackberry, spice and a subtle overlay of oak. A small amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon were blended in to enhance the wine’s complexity.


harvest
September 1999

Aging
27 months

storage
American oak barrels
bottling
August 2002

quantity
1106 cases

statistics
14% Alc, pH 3.55
TA 6.0 g/l