(From 2002 Vintage) This Merlot is full-bodied with layers of fruit that are well integrated with the tannins and result in a long finish. The aroma is deeply layered with blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, vanilla, caramel and a hint of herbs. The flavors are lush and ripe with an appealing taste of raspberry initially balanced by rich oak flavors in the finish.
(From 2012 Vintage) With its temperate weather and lengthy hang time, the 2012 growing season was ideal for our style of Merlot, yielding a wine that combines exceptional structure and depth with velvety tannins and alluring fruit. From its aromas of Santa Rosa plum, crème de cassis, violet and Herbes de Provence to its enticing flavors of olallieberry, sticky toffee and vanilla bean, this is a complex and compelling expression of Napa Valley Merlot.
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/01/85