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Valentine Vineyards 2003 Echo Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 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% Cabernet Sauvignon. Block "A".
Geology: Headwaters / Floodplains of the Russian River
Soils: Hopland-Yorkville-Witherell Soil. Gravel, Loam & Sandy Loam.
Vine Density: 453 vines per acre - 8 x 12 average spacing
Root Stock & Clones:

St. George Root Stock. Gradually being replanted over time by
Clones 7, 337, 15, 6, and 4.

How Picked:

Mechanical

Slope:

Bench land
Trellising: Vertical
Barrel Type:

43% new French Oak. 10 new Barrels & 13 neutral barrels.

Toast:

Mixure of Medium Toast & Medium Plus Toast
Barrel Aging: Approximately 20 months
Harvest Date: October 15, 2003
Brix at Harvest: 25.0º
Bottle Date: June 8, 2005

Production:

555 Cases

Release date:

November 2006
Winemaker: Mike Officer, Carlisle Winery
   

Valentine Vineyards 2003 "Tory's Block" Red Wine (Meritage) 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: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon from "Tory's Block" & 10% Valentine Merlot
Geology: Headwaters / Floodplains of the Russian River
Soils: Hopland-Yorkville-Witherell Soil. Gravel, Loam & Sandy Loam.
Vine Density: 1037 vines per acre - 7 x6 average spacing
Root Stock: 101-14

How Picked:

Hand picked

Slope:

Bench land
Trellising: Vertical
Barrel Type:

67% new French oak. 6 new barrels and 3 neutral barrels.

Toast:

Mixure of Medium Toast & Medium Plus Toast
Barrel Aging: Approximately 20 months
Harvest Date: October 17, 2003
Brix at Harvest: 25.1º
Bottle Date: June 8, 2005

Production:

217 Cases

Release date:

November 2006
Winemaker: Mike Officer, Carlisle Winery
   

 

 

 

 


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