Sunday, May 23, 2004

Recent efforts

Just finished blending the Stag's Hollow 2002 Merlot Estate. It's a good vintage and should be well received. There's plenty of varietal expression and I think a fairly good representation of the barrel work. About 60% American oak (year old or newer).
I'll probably continue along these lines for the 2004 harvest. I think the 2002 was picked a tad late; some of the fruit tastes a little tired or cooked. There's a bit of raisin to this and slightly more so in the Renaissance version.

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