Terroir Collection, No.21 Splitrail 2013 Merlot
Black cherry, blueberries and red plum fruit with dark chocolate and a touch of leather. Solid, refined tannins.
Clonal Selection: French Clones 181 and 347. Canopy: Vertical Shoot Positioning; cane pruned. Soil: Stone-free, deep Aeolian deposits of loamy sand to sand with coarse texture formed by sandy fluvioglacial deposits; Haynes. Climate: Southeastern aspect with gentle slope. Lake proximity encourages arid, frost-free days and a long growing season.
Barrels Produced: 18
Aged 15 months in 100% French oak