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

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This wine was neither fined nor filtered.


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.


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