Dark and plush, the 2013 Estate Merlot has a focused core of blackberry and black cherry aromas. The finish lingers with cocoa, cassis, and dark fruit that combine with a big but velvety mouthfeel.

Growing Conditions

“Early, even and excellent” are three words being used to describe this year’s growing season… A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening.