“A “trig” has been used for many years to establish boundary lines. Trigonometrical stations were set on the top of hills and used as surveying sites. Just as my father was a land surveyor and used these trigs as a reference, so do I when it comes to well known vineyard sites” Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker.
Grapes / Soils
|Merlot||Planted 1982||Deep gravely loam|
- The 2013 growing season began early, with a warm and dry spring and never really slowed down until mid-Spetember.
- The Diamond Dust Vineyard saw very few frost nights in the spring, only three heat spikes and no high winds. These are perfect conditions leading up to harvest. We picked a little earlier than usual and finished in mid-September with roughly the same yields as 2012.
- The Merlot showed great balance of acidity and sugar, good color and tannin structure and great flavor development. The 2013 Trig Point Merlot is fantastic!
- Made from Merlot grapes.
- Vine age – planted 1982.
- Grown on soils of deep gravely loam.
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
- Aged in Barrel: 20% new tight grain French, 5% new American.
- Aged for 12 months.
- Bottled unfiltered.
- Vintage: 2013.
- Varietal: 100% Merlot.
- Clone: 337.
- Vineyard: Diamond Dust Vineyard.
- Avg. Vine Age: 30+ years.
- yield: 3.5 tons per acre, by hand.
- pH: 3.50.
- Total Acidity: 0.54g/100ml.
- Alc%: 14.5.
- Barrel aging: 12 months.
- 20% new tight-grain French.
- 5% new American.
- Cases Produced: 3,495.
|Appellation(s)||Alexander Valley, Sonoma Coast|
|Proprietors||Nick & Yolyn Goldschmidt|
|Annual Production||5,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable/organic|