Ideology 2005 Reserve Merlot

***SOLD OUT***
- Featured in the May 2009 Silenus Vintners Wine Club package
- Retailed for $42


After picking, the grapes were sorted and de-stemmed into a fermentation tank where they rested and soaked for 3 days. After a warm fermentation the wine was gently pressed to barrels for malolactic fermentation. This wine was aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 30 months. This wine was neither fined nor filtered.

Dense black fruits, dark chocolate and ripe strawberries consume the nose while black cherries, black raspberry truffles and cooking chocolate lead into a soft, rich, elegant finish.

Wine Profile
Production Notes
Blend: 98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production
Only 50 Cases Produced; Winemaker - Brian Graham
Ideology 2005 Reserve Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
50% New French Oak for 30 Months
Fermentation
Cold Soaked 3 days prior to fermentation
Alcohol %
14.4
Alcohol %
14.4