Luscious aromatic notes of cherry, sage and plum, layered with earthy flavors of black pepper, toasted oak and dark stone fruit. Bright acidity and fine tannins leave a velvety mouthfeel.
- Appellation: Rutherford
- Alcohol: 14.5%
Our 2018 Merlot is sourced from select lots throughout diverse Napa Valley sub-appellations. The lots were then carefully blended to create a medley of nuanced flavors, aromas and varietal characteristics.
Food Pairing Notes
Fine tannins and a velvety mouthfeel make this wine an ideal accompaniment to smoked baby back ribs, or with hearty pasta dishes and pizza.
The 2018 Growing Season was truly an exceptional year for ripening grapes. Winter started out with very little rainfall, which
made growers worry that it may be another year of drought. When March arrived, however, it brought along the much-needed rainfall
that helped fill the root zone, water table and some reservoirs. The vines came out of winter dormancy and began the season with ample
water and abundant sunshine.