2022 Max Q Merlot
2022 Max Q Merlot
2022 Max Q Merlot
2022 Max Q Merlot
2022 Max Q Merlot
2022 Max Q Merlot

2022 Max Q Merlot

Regular price $48.00

Max QTM Merlot

115 Cases Produced
100% Merlot from Winesap Vineyard

92 Points - International Wine Report
93 Points - Owen Bargreen

Wine Club Pricing
4 Bottle Club 6 Bottle Club 12 Bottle Club
 $43.20 $40.80 $38.40

This Merlot is grown at Winesap Vineyards, which is located in The Rocks District AVA.  Merlot down in the Rocks has tremendous potential.  Just the right amount of heat to ripen properly, which a touch of earthiness and minerailty.  

Winesap Vineyard with grass cover crop

We harvested our lot of fruit on 10/15. This is when the chemistry looked the best and also had physiological ripeness at its peak. With the extremely high pH of merlot from The Rocks I wanted to allow this fruit to get a little more ripe with more potential ending ABV (Learn more from our Winemaking Videos).


Brix 25 - pH 3.95 - TA 4.5 g/L

After the fruit was harvested, it was de-stemmed (but not crushed). It went on to cold soak for 24 hours before inoculation of BM 45 yeast strain. The cap was punched down 3 times per day to break up skins and to gain maximum extraction.

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97 points - Bellingham Wine Show

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

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