Tasting Notes: A full-body and velvety smooth tannins make an excellent first impression with all who seek a Merlot with thrust. Currant, black cherry and plum please the mid-palate while vanilla, violet and sweet wood essence heighten the nose.
Winemaking: Handpicked fruit for this Merlot was sourced specifically from areas in Sonoma County that elicit the ultimate expression of full fruit and velvety texture, while maintaining varietal integrity. In the winery we used a variety of techniques to maximize flavor intensity and retain bright fruit flavors while managing tannin levels, including cold soaking, pump over, and varying fermentation lengths and temperatures. The wine was aged in French and American oak for 16 months.