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CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Desert Ridge Merlot

Platinum Desert Ridge Merlot


Cellar Door Price $38.00

Merlot 98.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 2.0%
Alcohol 14.8%
PH 3.52
Acidity Tartaric 6.1
Residual Sugar (G/L) 1.1
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 540

Growing Conditions

There are places in our vineyards that show us something unique —where vine maturity, soil and climate combine to create something distinctly CedarCreek. We have 11 acres of Merlot planted at our Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos but rows 50-90 are always extra special. Maybe it’s the stony soil. Maybe it’s the unique aspect of the land. Or maybe it’s the exceptional drainage that makes the vines work a little harder. More likely a combination of all three, but each year Mother Nature, with more than a little help from us, gives us extraordinary Merlot from those rows. You can taste the unique charter of Desert Ridge in every glass. On that, you have our word.

There are places in our vineyards that show us something unique —where vine maturity, soil and climate combine to create something distinctly CedarCreek. We have 11 acres of Merlot planted at our Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos but rows 50-90 are always extra special. Maybe it’s the stony soil. Maybe it’s the unique aspect of the land. Or maybe it’s the exceptional drainage that makes the vines work a little harder. More likely a combination of all three, but each year Mother Nature, with more than a little help from us, gives us extraordinary Merlot from those rows. You can taste the unique charter of Desert Ridge in every glass. On that, you have our word.

Desert Ridge is our equipment-breaking vineyard. But those big stones in the vineyard that are so hard on our gear, add wonderful complexity to our fruit.

Winemaking

Fermentation: 35 days in stainless steel tanks.

Aging

22 months in French oak.

Harvest

Date: 13 October 2013

Bottling

Date: 25 August 2015

Nose

Earthy Cinnamon.

Palate

Black currants and cedar.

Food Pairing

Cheese. Blue Cheese.


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