Shale Terrace, 2011

$ 60.00

Within the Scherrer Vineyard there are several different soils. One vineyard site, the “Shale Terrace,” is located on a relatively deep, well-drained, fractured shale subsoil. It yields wines with an uncommon blend of richness and finesse. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration to capture the beauty and personality of this particular vineyard site.

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Winemaker's Notes

The Shale Terrace gives wines with a very different balance and flavor profile from the OMV bottling. It has a little leaner, minerally character, less overt bramble berry fruit, relying more on stone fruits and earthiness. The 2011 is nearly a carbon-copy of the 2005 version, carrying its stone fruit character a little deeper inside the earthy/spicy core than the 2007 or 2008 vintages. Shale fans will be happy to hear that 2012 produced a good bit more than these few 87 cases produced in 2011.







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