2010 Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley
Sourced mostly from the cooler, southern part of the Napa Valley, the fruit was hand-picked and triple-sorted before undergoing an extended cold soak, with 3 weeks on the skins. After primary fermentation and native malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 22 months in French oak (50% new) and minimally racked before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Our 2010 Napa Valley Merlot displays a variety of fruit notes from the darker end of the spectrum: black cherry, plum, blackberry, as well as some smoky and spicy notes from the oak. The palate is rich and round, with good acidity to maintain the overall balance.