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Napa, CA 94558

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Vintage
2016
Napa Valley
Varietal
Merlot

Sourced from the chilly hills of the Carneros region in southern Napa Valley, our estate Merlot reveals aromas of caramelized sugar, dried cranberry, crushed sage, cinnamon stick, clove and toasted oak. This luscious wine is round and full on the entry with fresh fruit flavors of blueberry, blackberry and red fruit, intertwined with hints of dark chocolate and mocha that continue through the long finish, supported by chewy tannins, integrated oak and mouthwatering acidity.

Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$65.00
 
SKU: PRMECN16B
2016 Napa Valley Merlot
Tasting Notes
Aromas open with dark fruit and dried leaves, pencil lead, milk chocolate, and tobacco with floral notes. A viscous mouthfeel welcomes fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and chocolate and continues to the long finish revealing a bit of burned butter. This is a mouth-filling and pleasing wine to savor.
Production Notes
The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.
Vineyard Notes
Located at the southern corner of Napa Valley, Carneros is heavily influenced by the cool San Pablo Bay climate. Our sloping estate vineyards contain 1,520 vines per acre and feature rootstock suited for the heavy clay-loam soils in Carneros. The cool growing season develops complexity and intensity in the Bordeaux clone we selected.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Carneros, Napa Valley
Aging
The wine was racked to 65% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.
Alcohol %
14.5