Nose

This wine exudes a delightful array of aromas, from bright red cherry and wild strawberry to black pepper, spearmint and red licorice.

Palate

The palate is equally pleasing and balanced, opening with lush flavors of red cranberry and red currant, transitioning to touches of dried sage, coffee bean and briar that continue through the long finish, supported by integrated oak and vibrant acidity.

Growing Conditions

2013 was an ideal seaon in Napa Valley, with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.

Harvest

The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in late September.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved.

Aging

Racked to 50% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.

Appearance

Gleaming brilliant ruby in the glass.

Food Pairing

Ripe and elegant, this Merlot would pair excellently with a savory dish, such as duck crepinettes with preserved lemon or pork chops with wild mushrooms. Additionally, this wine would make a for a fantastic cheese course when matched with Fiore Sardo, an Italian sheep’s milk cheese with nutty, fruity flavors.