Our 2014 Estate Merlot is a rich, dark, and concentrated; loaded with plum, blackberry, and huckleberry aromas. The mouthfeel is supple and balanced, with lingering flavors of dark fruit and nuances of mocha and spice.
In spite of the drought and the South Napa earthquake, vintners are using words like “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2014 vintage in Napa Valley. Many are also noting “perfect weather,” “abundant crop” and “good fortune” among the blessings they are counting in a season where Mother Nature threw a rockin’ curveball.
Harvest started and ended earlier than usual… for many, a full two weeks ahead of the normal harvest schedule.