2014 Merlot Bosché

2014
Merlot Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford
2014 Bosché Merlot

2014
Merlot Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford
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Dark ruby in color, the 2014 Bosché Merlot expresses ripe black cherry, dark currant, and blackberry fruit components. With great depth of aroma and flavor, there are nuances of sweet oak spice, arugula, anise seed, sweet vanilla and dark chocolate. The oak spice is very well integrated—not dominant, but it provides a substantial backbone to the complexity of the wine balancing the abundance of fruit depth. The flavor is big, voluptuous, soft and velvety, with rich, great depth of black cherry fruit. The tannins are wellintegrated, providing a very long fruitful finish.

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This predominantly dry-farmed vineyard consistently produces one of the most distinctive wines in Rutherford and one of Freemark Abbey’s most sought-after releases. Dark ruby in color, its wines have floral notes and full-bodied fruit flavors.

Vintage 2014
Varietal Merlot
Harvest Date September 2
Acid 0.66g/100ml
pH 3.50
Aging Aged in barrel: 16 months
Bottling Date March 2016
Alcohol % 14.6%

This predominantly dry-farmed vineyard consistently produces one of the most distinctive wines in Rutherford and one of Freemark Abbey’s most sought-after releases. Dark ruby in color, its wines have floral notes and full-bodied fruit flavors.

Vineyard Notes

Bosché Vineyard–Rutherford (100%): Located on the famed Rutherford Bench, this is a natural area to grow Bordeaux varietals due to water conditions that stress the vines, intensifying the dark velvety fruit flavors.


Production Notes

The winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley. When we did get rain however, it came right at the time the vines need it the most, promoting bud break and new shoot growth. The balance of the season was moderate to warm. The crop was abundant and the fruit ripened about two weeks early in most cases. We were thankful for a wonderful harvest yielding great wines with immense depth of flavor.

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