(From 2006 Vintage) Our Napa Valley Merlot is a complex blend of several individual vineyard lots, incorporating fruit from our Estate Vineyards and from top independent growers throughout the Napa Valley. The final wine...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis uncommonly solid and deeply crafted Merlot is very clearly reflective of its mountain lineage in that it is a noticeably firmer and more tannic than are its rounder, valley-floor cousins. That said, it is remarkably generous in classic, black-cherry and ripe- plum fruitiness and sports an enriching veneer of rich and creamy oak. Although it toughens up at the finish just now, its very deep and keenly defined flavors linger on and on, and it is in all ways one of the more serious and ageworth...