Nose

Red cherry, raspberry, cocoa and tar notes in the nose frame a broad wine with plenty of stuffing.

Palate

With the first sip, the sensuous mouthfeel leads into the wine’s more serious side, as weighty but sweet tannins extend into a minutes-long finish.

Growing Conditions

From our vineyard atop Spring Mountain, the 2006 vintage produced wines of generous richness and expressive aromatics, and our Merlot is no exception. Napa and Sonoma. Sold out.

Harvest

Harvested: Oct. 2006.

Bottling

Bottled: April 2008.

Winemaking

The blend is made up of 81% Clone 181 Merlot, contributing classic red fruit and bright acidity, 7% Clone 3 Merlot, adding heady floral and black fruit notes, and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon from our terraced Canyon Ranch vineyard block, bringing structure and focus to the final cuvée. Fermentation: Stainless steel.

Aging

French Oak.