Wines  Noble Hill Merlot 2005

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A rebel with a cause: you'll see why this Merlot is James Dean as Jim Stark, cavorting with the Cabs while the other Merlots dabble in "easy-drinking fruitiness." Notes of smoke and leather with a full- mouth feel.

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Soil: Northwestern slopes of the Simonsberg in well-drained, duplex soil containing granite. Vines: Planted in 1998. Harvest: 6 tons/ha at 24°B


Blend: 100% Merlot. Skins: Fermented dry on skins. Oak: 12 months in 30% new medium-toast French.

Tasting notes

Color: Clear garnet red. Aroma: Hints of smoke with underlying berry. Flavor: Soft tannins with plum notes
  • Alcohol
      15.4% %
  • pH
  • Residual sugar
      2.0 g/l g/l
  • Total acid
      6.2 g/l g/l

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