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Shinn Estate Vineyards Merlot North Fork Nine Barrels Reserve 2004

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Philosophy on Soil: The soil is the breadbasket of great winemaking. In order to grow a great wine, the soil must be a living organism capable of feeding the vine. At Shinn Estate Vineyards, only naturally occurring substances are used to amend the soil and provide the necessary nutrients to maintain the vine's health and vigor. Winemaker's Notes: This Reserve wine is comprised of 87% merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Possessing refined tannins, elegant flavors of blackberry and black plum, distinct aromas of violet, and aged 18 months in small French oak barrels, our Nine Barrels is the crown jewel of our cellar. We produced only 225 cases (9 barrels). Return to Shinn Estate wine list

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Varietal: Merlot
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At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest a... Read more
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest and ferment our selections separately, blending them into a finished wine only after many blending trials. In the cellar, we use several French coopers for the barrels, and oak from several forests, all of which impart their individual aging characteristics to the Wine - From the vineyard floor to the bottle, our wines are the result of the diverse ecosystem we have created on the estate, coupled with meticulous winemaking and gentle aging in the cellar. Read less

Philosophy on Soil: The soil is the breadbasket of great winemaking. In order to grow a great wine, the soil must be a living organism capable of feeding the vine. At Shinn Estate Vineyards, only naturally occurring substances are used to amend the soil and provide the necessary nutrients to maintain the vine's health and vigor. Winemaker's Notes: This Reserve wine is comprised of 87% merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Possessing refined tannins, elegant flavors of blackberry and black plum, distinct aromas of violet, and aged 18 months in small French oak barrels, our Nine Barrels is the crown jewel of our cellar. We produced only 225 cases (9 barrels). Return to Shinn Estate wine list

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