Tasting notes: "Deep garnet-purple in color with a violet rim. Nose offers intense blueberry and rasberry notes, freshness of the blackcurrant bud perfectly combined with the spices of the wood (vanilla, toasted aromas).
Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape It is vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.
56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Malbec from Stags Leap District, Yountville and a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. Aged for 20 months in a combination of Allier and Troncais barrels (100% new).