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2015 Living in the Limelight

2015 Living in the Limelight
2015 Living in the Limelight

Winemaker Notes: Saturated dark purple in color with intense notes of ripe blackberry, black raspberry, black plum, huckleberry, clove, and smoldering incense. On the palate, high intensity flavors of blackberry, huckleberry, licorice, gravel, and dark chocolate. Nuances of dark chocolate, vanilla, and tar resonate on the long finish. High glycerol and high levels of dry extract with ripe, luscious tannins and vibrant acidity. With a proper decant, this wine can be enjoyed in the next year or two. It should reach optimal maturity in 6-8 years and hold for 10+ years.

Fermentation: The wine had a pre-fermentation maceration of 155 hours and was punched down by hand 2 times each day during macerations and fermentation. All individual wine components, including free run and press fractions, were kept separate until final blending.

Cooperage: The oak profile is 35% new French oak (predominantly from Troncais and Alliers) and 65% neutral French oak. The wine achieved its sparkly brilliance from 3 judicious rackings, no fining agents were employed. The wine was very gently filtered using crossflow filtration.

Cases Produced: 103

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Vintage2015
Varietal95% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc
AppellationColumbia Valley
VineyardDionysus Vineyard
Acid5.8 g/L TA
PH3.71
Aging16-18 years
Alcohol15.10%
Volume750 ml
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