Symmetry

2017 Red Meritage

55.00 / 750mL

Description

Winemaking Notes

The 2017 vintage will not be soon forgotten. The all-time precipitation record was set by mid-April as rain swept like waves over the North Coast, filling all the lakes, ponds and reservoirs. As the rain clouds subsided and the sun appeared, the vineyards in Sonoma County endured six different heat waves at or above 100?F including a memorable 110?F on Labor Day. We harvested the fruit from September 16th - October 13th to make this beautiful red wine.

History

Symmetry is, at its heart, an artfully blended wine. It is also a wine from a specific region, the Alexander Valley, and part of our goal when making Symmetry is to capture the essence of this AVA. The precise blend will vary each vintage, but with over 40 years of experience growing classic French grape varieties in Alexander Valley, only the best is selected for the final blend. The name "Symmetry" means balance, and our winemakers' ultimate goal is to craft a blend that is harmonious, intensely flavored and elegant.

The Vineyards

The 2017 vintage will not be soon forgotten. The all-time precipitation record was set by mid-April as rain swept like waves over the North Coast, filling all the lakes, ponds and reservoirs. As the rain clouds subsided and the sun appeared, the vineyards in Sonoma County endured six different heat waves at or above 100?F including a memorable 110?F on Labor Day. We harvested the fruit from September 16th - October 13th to make this beautiful red wine.

Appellation: Alexander Valley
Varietal: Red Meritage
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 0.59 g/100 mL
PH: 3.64
Cellar & Fermentation: 24 months in French oak barrels, 75% new
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