2017 Merlot Bosché

2017
Merlot Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford

2017 Bosché Merlot

2017
Merlot Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford

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Dark ruby, the 2017 Merlot Bosche expresses rich Bing cherry aroma which is typical of the Bosche vineyard. The bouquet has nuances of blueberry, milk chocolate, chocolate truffle, baking spices and vanilla. Balancing the abundance of fruit depth, the oak spice is very well integrated, not dominant but provides a substantial backbone to the complexity of the wine. The flavor is big, voluptuous, soft and velvety, with rich, great depth of black cherry fruit. The tannins are well integrated 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 2017
Varietal Merlot
Harvest Date September 1
Acid 0.62g/100ml
pH 3.46
Aging Aged in barrel: 16 months
Bottling Date February 2019
Alcohol % 14.7%

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 west of Hwy. 29, on the famed Rutherford Bench, the Bosché vineyard has very deep gravelly soils. A seasonal creek crosses the vineyard which causes the water table to be high in the spring, providing water and nutrients for new shoot growth. As veraison approaches the water table drops, stressing the wines and intensifying the dark velvety fruit flavors.  This is a natural area to grow Bordeaux varietals with dry farming or minimal drip irrigation.


Production Notes

Abundant winter rains helped refresh the groundwater and our reservoirs after several years of drought. The vines responded with plenty of growth. The summer had a few heat spells. The harvest was warm, slightly early in general. Yield was a little bit below average. The fruit was harvested before the October fires.

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