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Valentine Vineyards 2003 Echo Valley Estate Merlot Technical Data

Vintage: 2003
Location: Echo Valley, Mendocino County. ¼ mile from Alexander Valley and the Mendocino / Sonoma County line. Bordering the West Side of the Russian River.
Composition: 100% Merlot from the Upper Bench
Geology: Headwaters / Floodplains of the Russian River
Soils: Hopland-Yorkville-Witherell Soil. Loam & Sandy Loam.
Vine Density: 1037 vines per acre - 7 x 6average spacing
Root Stock & Clones:

Root Stock = 110R
Clones = 3, 314 & 181

Slope:

Bench land
Trellising: Vertical & Ballerina Skirt
Barrel Type:

58% new French Oak. 7 new Barrels & 5 neutral.

Toast:

Mixure of Medium Toast & Medium Plus Toast
Barrel Aging: Approximately 20 months
Harvest Date: October 10, 2003
Brix at Harvest: 25.9º
Bottle Date: June 8, 2005

Production:

282 Cases

Release date:

Summer 2006
   

Valentine Vineyards 2002 Echo Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Technical Data

Vintage: 2002
Location: Echo Valley, Mendocino County. ¼ mile from Alexander Valley and the Mendocino / Sonoma County line. Bordering the west side of the Russian River.
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Block "A".
Geology: Headwaters / Floodplains of the Russian River
Soils: Hopland-Yorkville-Witherell Soil. Loam & Sandy Loam.
Vine Density: 453 vines per acre - 8 x 12 average spacing
Root Stock: St. George Root Stock. Planted in 1976 by Rodney Strong. Gradually being replanted over time with Clone 7, 337, 15, 6, and 4.

Slope:

Bench land
Trellising: Vertical & Ballerina Skirt
Barrel Type:

26% French Oak, 51% American Oak & 23% Hybrid. 14 new barrels and 29 neutral barrels.

Toast:

Northern Bordeaux Heavy Toast
Barrel Aging: Approximately 19 months
Harvest Date: September 23 & 24th, 2002
Brix at Harvest: 26.2º
Bottle Date: April 22, 2004

Production:

995 Cases

Release date:

November 2005
   

 

 

 

 


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