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2000 Luna Miel ~ Two Moon Vineyard
 ~  Dry Creek Valley  ~

THE VINEYARD — At 1700’ elevation, Two Moon Vineyard sprawls atop McCray Ridge, located between Healdsburg and Guerneville, on the western edge of  the Dry Creek Valley appellation.  The site typically begins each day in sunlight and enjoys a steady airflow from the Pacific Ocean 15 miles west.  With few climatic variations, the mountain vineyard enjoys a long growing season.  The four acre Merlot lock was planted in 1987 to contour around a knoll in ten-foot-wide terraced rows, with vines 6 feet apart on vertically shoot positioned trellises.

TASTING NOTES   
Deep, highly extracted garnet color.
Elegant aromas of bright fresh wood, forward dense black fruit, & an underbelly of date, fig, and subtle chocolate. Generous, beautifully balanced palate:
intense flavors of deep black fruit; supple, yet stout structure; faint cedar, date and chocolate nuances.
Long, round flavors that finish with firm, pleasant tannins A well integrated wine, showing silkiness and finesse even at this relatively youthful stage.

WINE MAKING DATA 
Harvest:  mid September, 2000
Estate Blend: 50% Merlot,
50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Combined Tonnage: 7
Harvest Brix: 23.9 Cabernet, 24.2 Merlot
Cap Treatment for each: pump-over
2x a day for 3 days
Alcohol/Vol. for blend:
13.47
Residual Sugar: .035
Malolactic finished fermentation in barrel
Barrels: Medium toast,
French oak 30% new
Barrel Aging: 
21 months
Bottle Aging: 14 months

PRODUCTION
401 cases

 


MC CRAY RIDGE ~ PO BOX 1402, HEALDSBURG CA, 95448 ~ PH (707)869-3147 ~ FX (707) 869-4542
e-mail simpson@mccrayridge.com ~ Copyright McCray Ridge ~ Revised June 2, 2005