Growing Conditions

The grapes for our 1998 Merlot were carefully chosen from a small handful of prestigious vineyards. Vineyards: Napanook, Rancho Chimiles, Caldwell Vineyard, Hossfeld Vineyard, Moon Vineyard Sold out.

Bottling

This wine was neither fined nor filtered.

Winemaking

The lots for this wine were made from fully ripe grapes, brought to the winery in small bins and de-stemmed only. The whole berries were then fermented with native yeasts.

Aging

The Merlot was aged in new small French oak barrels for approximately 18 months and then bottled.