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A Wine Special! Donedei Merlot!

Donedei Merlot Label

Donedei Merlot

As is typical of many Merlots hailing from Red Mountain, this Merlot may fool you with its assertive Cabernet character. Not for the faint of heart, this wine is voluptuous and powerful while retaining smooth tannins and a finish that seems to go on and on. Enjoyable now, this wine will continue to age gracefully for 10-15 years. When they are gone… that’s it.

Buy one for $29.99; get the second one for $5.00!
Varietal Composition
83% Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Sources

Artz Vineyard – Red Mountain
Ciel du Cheval – Red Mountain
Alder Ridge – Horse Heaven Hills
Elephant Mountain – Yakima Valley
Cases Produced 424
Barrel Treatment 60% French, Demptos and Seguin Moreau
40% American, Demptos
Alcohol 13.5%
Total Acidity .66
pH 3.62
Filtration Unfiltered/unfined
Production
After harvest, these grapes were cold-soaked for 3-4 days depending upon lot. The wine was fermented to dryness after inoculation with a proprietary yeast blend. One hundred percent free-run juice was then added to barrel, where it was aged for approximately 32 months before bottling. An additional 3 months of bottle age was given to this wine prior to release.
Tasting Notes
As is typical of many Merlots hailing from Red Mountain, this Merlot may fool you with its assertive Cabernet character. Not for the faint of heart, this wine is voluptuous and powerful while retaining smooth tannins and a finish that seems to go on and on. Enjoyable now, this wine will continue to age gracefully for 10-15 years.

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