Volante Vineyards


2005 Merlot

CA - Napa County
Size: 750ml


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This distinctive Merlot grabs your attention with spicy black plum aromas that smack of leather. The supple textured palate has soft plummy characteristics that mesh well with oak complexities to set up a lingering finish with nice earthy qualities and cherry tannins.


Total Cases: 1375
Harvest Dates: November 2005
Bottling Date: November 2007
Release Date: September 2008

Average Degree Brix: 23.0
Titratable Acidity: g/L
pH at Bottling:
Alcohol Level: 13.8000%

Blend/Composition: 95.06% Merlot 4.94% Petite Sirah
Fermentation: open top fermenter
Aging: Aged in 40% new oak
Racked: quarterly

Taste & Character

Acidity: Medium
Tanins: Medium
Oak: Medium
Ageability: Medium (3-5 years)
Body: Medium

Winemaker's Notes

This wine was sterile filtered prior to bottling through a 0.45 micron filter that precludes bacteria and yeast. It has improved dramatically since release and is very drinker friendly.

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