2017 Smith Story, Merlot, Pickberry VIneyard, Sonoma Mountain. Our third release, 90 cases made.
September 29, 2017 the legendary Pickberry Vineyard was full of life at sunrise while our merlot was handpicked at 24.6 brix. It arrived to the winery for hand sorting and then destemmed before fermenting in open-top stainless tanks. Little did we know then how our life would change in wine country on October 8, 2017 which was the day the Tubbs Fire began. Our wine(s) were safe and sound inside the winery. The merlot was aged in neutral Bordeaux barrels for 18 months before bottling
Tasting Notes: Succulent and elegant on the nose, this stunning Sonoma Mountain merlot captured us for a few minutes before sipping. The flavours burst of juicy and pristine red cherries, dark plums, wild strawberries wrapped in layers upon layers of ripe sweet tannins and a dancing-queen finish. Drinking very well now, cellar if you dare!