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JIM PALMER'S Malibu Vineyards Single Vineyard 2004 Meritage  

The wine was made in the hand crafted Artisan style, paying attention to details and allowing the wine to express its own character with bold rich flavors.  This red wine is packed with red fruit with nice body and medium tannins.

 
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Meritage 2004
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Meritage 2005
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Meritage 2006
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Meritage 2007
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2004 FIRST VINTAGE Meritage
Recently both the Merritage and Syrah won a blind tasting of local wines recognizing Malibu Vineyards as the best wine in Malibu.

   

Malibu Vineyards Single Vineyard 2004 FIRST VINTAGE Meritage
was produced from the Estate, Creekside and Hillside blocks of Malibu Vineyards.  This is a true vineyard blend with all the grapes co-fermented producing a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

The wine grapes were harvested on September 20, 2004 with a 25.0 brix and a 3.65pH.  After de-stemming, the whole berry blend was placed in a cooler at 45 degrees for five days of “cold soak” to concentrate the flavors before adding yeast to begin the whole berry co-fermentation process.  The wine grapes remained on the skins for 15 days prior to pressing the wine into a new Seguin Moreau French oak barrel for ten months before bottling.  A total of 27 cases were produced from this single barrel.

Wine Grape Grower & Wine Maker
Jim Palmer