2009 Freemark Abbey Merlot

I wrote the following: "Freemark Abbey 2009 Merlot Napa Valley 14.4% ABV. It has a vanilla smell. High alcohol smell. I definitely think it smells like vanilla." 8:50 PM

I recall enjoying the wine.


2009 Freemark Abbey Merlot

Relevant Links:
2009 Merlot (Freemark Website)
2009 Merlot Technical Sheet (Freemark Website)
2009 Freemark Abbey Merlot (USA, California, Napa Valley) (CellarTracker.com)

Website Information:
2009 Merlot
Napa Valley
An incredibly versatile wine, with a palate filled with bright cherry fruit and fresh Santa Rosa plum. A beautiful balance of acidity and fruit.


About This Wine:
The color is a deep, rich ruby-garnet. With forward spicy sweet oak, there are layers of flavor composed of black cherry, raspberry, dark plum, dark chocolate and spices such as cinnamon, clove and vanilla. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry and Santa Rosa plum. The velvety texture coupled with the richness of flavor provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish...enjoy.

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2009
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: 9/8/07 to 10/28/07
Sugar: 24.9° Brix
Acid: 0.56g/100ml
pH: 3.52
Fermentation: After a five day cold soak, the fermentation was in stainless steel fermentors at 75°-86° F for 10-28 days with skin contact, averaging 21.5 days.
Bottling Date: May 2011
Alcohol %: 14.4%

Vineyard Notes:
80.2% Merlot
11.0% Cabernet Sauvignon
8.2% Petit Verdot
.6% Syrah

Production Notes:
Barrels: French and American oak
Cooperage: World Cooperage
20% new wood
Age in barrels: 15.8 months

Website Information (CellarTracker.com):
Vintage 2009
Type Red
Producer Freemark Abbey (web)
Variety Merlot
Designation n/a
Vineyard n/a
Country USA
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Appellation Napa Valley

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