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Deer Creek Vineyards Merlot 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes were de-stemed, and crushed then the wine underwent fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. The wine then aged in older American oak barrels for 10-11 months.

Region: USA » Oregon » Southern Oregon

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  • 2009

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Deer Creek Vineyards (Oregon):
Deer Creek Vineyards produces extraordinary, award winning, premium artisan wines at affordable prices. Deer Creek Vineyards wines are balanced wines that are earnest expressions of both the grape and the land from which it comes.  Deer Creek Vineyards takes great pride in creating handcrafted and artisan wines that are healthy and free of dangerous additives and chemicals.  Ou... Read more
Deer Creek Vineyards produces extraordinary, award winning, premium artisan wines at affordable prices. Deer Creek Vineyards wines are balanced wines that are earnest expressions of both the grape and the land from which it comes.  Deer Creek Vineyards takes great pride in creating handcrafted and artisan wines that are healthy and free of dangerous additives and chemicals.  Our wines are made with indigenous yeast versus cultured yeast.  Indigenous yeast is the yeast that is found on the fruit, in the vineyard and truly reflects the land and the flavors that it comes from. What makes a great wine? Great wines are all about the fruit, which all starts with the farming, the unique terroir, and that man on the tractor! So who is that man on the tractor? Someone that knows the land and feels its expression through the vines and ultimately the wine. When tasting with an artisan you can sense the hope, the expectation, the aspirations he has for his wines. He has shared intimately in the struggles of the vine, suffered the same vagaries of weather, pests and diseases. Deer Creek Vineyards was established 24 years ago and has been a working vineyard since then. So as you drink our wines think of the legacy you are experiencing. Don’t regret not being there because you are. It’s right there in your glass. Just look. The masters of the canvas made their own paints; grinding minerals, crushing herbs and macerating fruits. When you work with nature nothing is assured, but the striving is the immeasurable ingredient no commercial winery can replicate. Getting the most from any effort requires risks, pushing the envelope, which results in a handcrafted artisan wines. Deer Creek Vineyards is committed to celebrating wine as a true form of art. Inspired by the beauty and history of our vineyard within the Deer Creek Valley, the Bryan Family and staff believe that the sights, sounds and flavors of this area should be enjoyed by all who visit, looking for wines with a sense of place. Located in the heart of Southern Oregon and nestled within the Illinois Valley, Deer Creek Vineyards flourishes on farmland that has been home to agriculture for generations. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Tasting notes: Our 2009 Merlot has a clear, beautiful, dark ruby color with a floral nose of rose. The nose has more to offer than just a little floral note, we found charcoal, pencil box, and burnt oak. A well balanced wine that tastes of plum and pumpkin with very nice subtle tannin, then a nice lingering finish that completes this wine’s wonderful journey.

Grapes were de-stemed, and crushed then the wine underwent fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. The wine then aged in older American oak barrels for 10-11 months.

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Dietary Information: All-Natural


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