Growing Conditions

Merlot 2015 Kongsgaard Napa Valleyis gloriously dense and silky on the pallet, and expresses the varietal’s characteristic aroma of cassis, violets, and dark chocolate. Merlot is a major force in the Bordeaux side our winery, contributing to both the Cabernet Sauvignon and The Fimasaurus. In 2015 two barrels of Merlot were so striking early in their lives that they commanded our attention for a separate bottling. This is the first pure Merlot bottling since 2012.