2013 Merryvale Merlot
Created from 100% Merlot grapes, this wine displays flavors of cocoa, cranberry, orange zest, cherry and pipe tobacco. The palate shows a velvety texture and good length, round and balanced without being oppressively heavy. Enjoy now and for ten years from vintage.
Sourced mostly from the cooler, southern part of the Napa Valley, and including fruit from Farella Park and Truchard vineyards.
Sourced mostly from the cooler, southern part of the Napa Valley, the fruit was hand-picked and hand-sorted before undergoing an extended cold soak, with two weeks on the skins. After primary fermentation and native malolactic fermentation, the wine as aged fro 20 months in French oak (40% new) before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.