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2018 Alma 'Reserve' Red Blend

2018 Alma 'Reserve' Red Blend

This elegant Reserve Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot opens up with aromas of cherry bark, almonds and a hint of sage. It then follows with silky tannins and ripe plum coating your palette. Finally, the soft oak notes thread through from aroma to a lingering finish.


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SKU: 18-Alma-Reserve-Red

Schmidt Family Vineyard
Grants Pass, Oregon
Varietals  65% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clones “337” & “10” // 35% Merlot
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Tons 2.88
Harvest Date 10/20-10/21/2018
Harvest Method  Hand Picked.
PH @ Harvest  24.2-24.6
Brix @ Harvest  3.46-3.51

Vintage Notes
The 2018 season was warmer than usual.  Especially In Southern, Oregon where they experienced several days  well over 100 degrees F.  It was a long, dry and hot vintage producing very ripe fruit and achieving high tannin and intense phenolic structure.

Production style: Cold Soak for 48 hours. Primary Fermentation completed in large open Macro 48 bins.  Short Extended Maceration before pressing, then transferred to Barrel for secondary MaloLactic Fermentation and aging. Aged 44 Months in 100% New French Oak Barrels.  

Yeast: BRL97
Wine ABV:  14.6%
Wine pH: 3.62
Filtration:  CrossFlow

Cases: 200 (12x750ml)
Bottle Date: August 2022
Release Date: May 2023
Label: Alma de Cória

Aurora Cória

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Applegate Valley
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