with baked blackberry, cocoa powder, and Bing cherry notes. A white pepper,
oaky finish makes this wine a masterful accompaniment to a wide array of food.
Influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean, Carneros is ideally suited
for growing exceptional Merlot, yielding a wine with beautiful structure and a
velvety texture. The 2019 summer was consistently warm and relatively mild, as
dry weather continued into autumn, making the vintage one of the best in years.
Although a smaller crop compared to 2018, the long moderate summer allowed
grapes on the vines plenty of time to develop full flavors.
8 months of meticulous aging in
both French and American oak imparts fine-grained tannins
Our Merlot opens with a striking garnet flush, boasting nuances of luscious red
currant and a touch of seductive black licorice.