(From 2012 Vintage) Hints of plum and brown spice on the nose compliment the boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry finish on the palate.
(From 2008 Vintage) The debut release of our Napa Valley Merlot is the result of many years of vineyard and winemaking experimentation. Over the last decade, Winemaster Ed Sbragia and I have witnessed the steady development of fruit character in Merlot from our Dos Rios, Gamble Ranch and Big Ranch Road vineyards. Located from the cool southern end of the Napa Valley to the relatively warm microclimates of Yountville and Oakville, these vineyards provide important components that allow the wine to show the broader personality of the Napa Valley. -Laurie Hook, Winemaker
Wine AdvocateRating: (86-87) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06