2015 Estate Merlot

2015 Estate
Merlot

The 2015 growing season was nearly ideal in the Santa Clara Valley allowing for a long hang time on the vine. This wine has ripe cherry, orange peel, lavender and blackberry fruit, accented by vanilla and marshmallow oak tones. Balanced tannins and good acidity frame the cranberry and pomegranate flavors. This wine drinks well now and pairs wonderfully with pork loin topped with a cherry compote.

Gold Medal Winner – 2018 Orange County Wine Competition

Vineyards and Blend:

96% Verde Vineyard Merlot
4% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot

Appellation:

100% Santa Clara Valley

Aging:

20 months in 40% new French and American Oak

Bottled:

April 28, 2017

Alcohol:

14.5%

Production:

100 cases

Release Date:

January 13, 2018

$33/Bottle
$13/Glass (6oz, wine glass not included)
$10 Tasting Fee (1oz, wine glass not included)
SOLD OUT! This wine has been laid down for later release.