This wine reveals an exceptional array of aromas, from caramelized sugar and dried cranberry to crushed sage, cinnamon stick, clove and toasted oak.
This luscious wine is round and full on the entry with fresh fruit flavors of blueberry, blackberry and red fruit, intertwined with hints of dark chocolate and mocha that continue through the long finish, supported by chewy tannins, integrated oak and mouthwatering acidity.
In Napa Valley, 2014 was a consistently temperate growing season, with moderate temperatures and minimal rain in September, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.
The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in early to mid-October.
Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved.
Racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.
Deep garnet in color.
Ripe and elegant, this Merlot would pair excellently with a savory dish, such as roasted duck breast or eggplant moussaka. Additionally, this wine would make a for a fantastic cheese course when matched with Asiago, an Italian cow’s milk cheese with sharp flavors.