Our 2002 Merlot is brawny, displaying complex layers of bright cherry, plum, strawberry jam and spice flavors on the nose. Big and broad on the palate, additional bright cherry and red fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of oak and spice to provide an elegant, silky finish with firm but well integrated tannins. Twenty-one months of barrel aging in the finest French oak barrels complements the wealth of intricacies found in this juicy Merlot.
It begins with intense, deep color, pursued by rich, toasty black cherry aromas. Consistent with the nose, this wine displays prominent black cherry flavors, complemented by a hint of oak and spice to provide an elegant and smooth finish.
Our 2006 Estate Merlot is sourced exclusively from our hand tended vineyard in the esteemed Rutherford sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. A full bodied yet elegant wine, the nose displays aromas of blackberry and raspberry on the nose, with hints of anise. On the palate the wine is full bodied and fruit forward, with additional black cherry and cassis flavors, along with just a hint of oak, with firm but well integrated tannins on the finish. Twenty-two months barrel aging in the finest French oak barrels has resulted in a rich, yet balanced Merlot, that will age gracefully for another couple of years, and pair beautifully with your favorite meat and chicken dishes.