Our Vintner Select Merlot is intensely aromatic, ripe and luscious, with knock-out flavors of plum, chocolate, cedar, blueberry, fig and toasted almond. The mouthfeel is classic merlot, with a thick, round texture and layers of ripe, opulent fruit. The minutes-long finish is characteristic of our hillside estate.
This merlot was selected, as it most often is, from our Lower Mountain Top vineyard block, which is one of the absolute best sites on our estate. The same wine contributes to our Reserve Claret, but as a stand-alone wine it is able to showcase the profundity and complexity of merlot at its very best.
Bottled: June 2016.
Fermentation: Stainless steel.
Cooperage: French Oak.