Compass Rose Cellars

2017 Merlot (LOT #2) - Shiners (1508 Bottles)

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IMPORTANT:  You are bidding on the entire wine lot. Starting bid price is $10/bottle for this lot.  If you have issues or would like more information about any wine call me @ 512.633.8086. 

Popcorn Bidding: 
Popcorn bidding is enabled. If a bid is placed during the last 5 minutes of the auction, the closing time will be automatically extended for an additional 5 minutes from the time the last bid was placed. The item will close once all bidding activity has stopped. Popcorn bidding prevents bidders from waiting until the last minute to bid without giving the bidders who was outbid an opportunity to rebid.

Proxy Bidding:
Proxy Bidding is enabled. This allows you to set your max bid price. This is the price you will pay as long as nobody sets a higher proxy bid before the end of the auction.

Labeling Requirements:
These wines are currently Shiners, meaning the bottles are not currently labeled. The only labels currently approved are the RCV branded labels.  Before the wines can leave our bond they must have approved TTB/TABC labels with your brand installed on all the bottles. The bid price does not include any labeling costs. We have a commercial EPSON color label printer that we use for printing our labels and you are welcome to use it to print your labels for the cost of materials only. Label material ranges in cost from .10-.15 cents a label and ink costs just depends on the complexity of your label.

Label approval is submitted at a rate of $120 per label application. All labels must say:

Bottled by Mason Wine Growers, LLC in Mason, TX
for <Your Trade Name> in <City>, <State> 

If you prefer to leave our name off of the label, you can file for a Fictitious Business Name on our bond and it takes approximately 8 weeks or more depending on processing time frames. Costs for obtaining a FBN/DBA is not included.

Payment Requirements:
Upon bidding close the winning bid will be announced and an invoice we be sent to the email address used for bidding. Payment is due in full within 7 days of the bid closing. If payment is not made at the end of 7 days, the next highest bidder will be assigned the winner.

Bottles Available of 2017 Merlot (LOT #2): 1508

Vineyard: Estate
AVA: Texas Hill Country AVA
Grapes variety: Merlot
Root Stock: SO4

Agriculture: Conventional
Altitude: 1780 Feet/542 Meters a.s.l.
Soil: Sandy Loam
Training system: VSP.
Planting density: 768 vines/acre.
Average age of vines in production: 23 years.
Harvest period: end of July, first week of August.
Aging: Oak barrels and bottle.

Wine Chemistry:

Wine %Alc RS pH  TA g/L FSO2 ppm TSO2 ppm
17 Merlot Lot 2 13.80 0.00 3.79 5.40 4 46