Nose

Black and red cherries, plum preserves and currant mingle with spice notes including sweet anise.

Palate

The texture on the palate is supple and viscous, with elegant tannins that are not overbearing.

Growing Conditions

The Merlot from 2008 was packed with such expressive varietal character that little blending was required. The final blend is composed of our 12 Merlot blocks polished with 7% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Rock Arch and Rim Rock blocks. Napa and Sonoma. Sold out.

Harvest

Harvested: Oct. 2008.

Bottling

Bottled: March 2010.

Winemaking

Fermentation: Stainless steel.

Aging

French Oak.

Appearance

Blue-black color tinged with garnet is the first indication that the 2008 vintage is something special.