Red cherry, raspberry, cocoa and tar notes in the nose frame a broad wine with plenty of stuffing.
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.
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.
Harvested: Oct. 2006.
Bottled: April 2008.
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.