2016 Merryvale Oakvile Grade
The 2016 Oakville Grade Red Wine is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Each block was fermented separately in small 4-ton tanks. Native fermentation started after a 5-day cold soak and reached a peak temperature of 90°F. The wines were pumped over twice a day until dry, then pressed and drained to barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged for 21 months in 70% new French oak barrels, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
An alluring, classic example of everything that is great about Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of cassis and herbs intrigue the nose, leading into a luxurious wine that is velvety on the palate, with notes of black cherries, chocolate, and dark fruits. This wine is well balanced with a long finish, and will command your attention over the next 20+ years.