Our 2002 Merlot is brawny, displaying complex layers of bright cherry, plum, strawberry jam and spice flavors on the nose. Big and broad on the palate, additional bright cherry and red fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of oak and spice to provide an elegant, silky finish with firm but well integrated tannins. Twenty-one months of barrel aging in the finest French oak barrels complements the wealth of intricacies found in this juicy Merlot.
It begins with intense, deep color, pursued by rich, toasty black cherry aromas. Consistent with the nose, this wine displays prominent black cherry flavors, complemented by a hint of oak and spice to provide an elegant and smooth finish.
Our 2006 Estate Merlot is sourced exclusively from our hand tended vineyard in the esteemed Rutherford sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. A full bodied yet elegant wine, the nose displays aromas of blackberry and raspberry on the nose, with hints of anise. On the palate the wine is full bodied and fruit forward, with additional black cherry and cassis flavors, along with just a hint of oak, with firm but well integrated tannins on the finish. Twenty-two months barrel aging in the finest French oak barrels has resulted in a rich, yet balanced Merlot, that will age gracefully for another couple of years, and pair beautifully with your favorite meat and chicken dishes.
This Merlot from the blockbuster 2012 vintage, opens with rich aromas of blackberries intertwined with cinnamon and cocoa. Echoing the vibrant nose, the palate is plush with notes of dark berries and currants, while dark chocolate, anise and vanilla linger through the velvety finish. Enjoy this luscious Merlot with a pork tenderloin with balsamic cranberry sauce or simply grilled lamb chops.
Following in the steps of the blockbuster 2012 vintage, the even more exceptional 2013 harvest in Napa Valley, with consistently perfect weather, created wines with structure and elegance that will last for years to come! This 2013 Merlot is a refined example of a pure varietal bottling, that opens with intense aromas of mixed Farmers Market berries. The soft mid-palate shows lush tannin structure enhanced by balanced layers of red raspberries and baking spices that leads to a velvety, lingering finish.