2010 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Saint Helena, 1.5L
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot
This powerful wine shows intense flavors of boysenberry, plum, blueberry, camphor, smoke, coffee, cedar, and Asian spices, with sweet but serious tannins. The wine is wound tightly in its youth with a dense core of fruit and excellent structure. Decant this wine in its youth. With proper cellaring, it will evolve for ten to twenty years.
Merryvale's St. Helena Estate Vineyard lies on an eastern ridge overlooking the Napa Valley at almost one thousand feet elevation.