2021 Merlot

More than any other Bordelaise variety, merlot is defined by the fruit it brings to your glass.  This 2021 Merlot delivers on that promise and goes much further.  Layered on top of the core aromas of blackberry and just-ripe plum are complex notes of bay and dark chocolate.  Subtle hints of black cherry and temperate forest will entice the pinot noir lover, while its structure and tension, lent to it by our ample mountain sunshine, will impress even the most skeptical of cabernet fans.  This wine will be a lovely complement to any meal and has the gravitas to lay down for 15 years or more.  It’s hard to imagine a more perfect balance of power and elegance.

Appellation: Napa County
Vintage: 2021
Harvest: October 2021
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 88% Merlot
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: April 2023
Production: 4661 cases
Release Date: August 2023
Release Price: $69.00