2016 Estate Merlot

2016 Estate Merlot

The 2016 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.

Vineyards and Blend:

94% Verde Vineyard Merlot
6% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot

Appellation:

100% Santa Clara Valley

Aging:

16 months in 40% new French and American Oak

Bottled:

April 16, 2018

Alcohol:

14.5%

Production:

190 cases

Release Date:

March 30, 2019

$35/Bottle
$13/Glass (6oz, wine glass not included)
$10/5 Tasting Fee (1oz, wine glass not included)