2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot

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Dark and concentrated with aromas of blackberry, black currant, ripe fig, cocoa, and tobacco leaves. Pure complexity, vibrant, and focus with layers of lush dark fruit, the finish is juicy and succulent, the refine young tannins ensure long healthy aging.

This was a cooler year with abundant rain in February followed by endless sunny days which produced bud break in the first and second week of March. The mild temperatures allowed for slow ripening-perhaps the longest duration we’ve had in a long time. This factor helped encourage even cluster development, strong yields, complex flavors, high acidity and excellent quality that will help contribute to the longevity of this vintage.

Accolades
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Carneros, Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 15th, 2018
Alcohol %
14.2
Robert Parker
92
Connoisseurs' Guide
92