2017 Estate Merlot

2017 Estate Merlot

The 2017 growing season started early with a heat wave over Labor Day in the Santa Clara Valley but then leveled out for lots of flavor and hang time This wine has blueberry syrup fruit framed with vanilla, cocoa, black pepper and baking spices. Juicy red fruit and soft tannins frame umami flavors in a long finish. This wine drinks well now and pairs wonderfully with pork loin topped with a cherry compote.

Vineyards and Blend:

93.5% Verde Vineyard Merlot
6.5% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot

Appellation:

100% Santa Clara Valley

Aging:

18 months in 40% new French and American Oak

Bottled:

August 6, 2018

Alcohol:

13.5%

Production:

192 cases

Release Date:

October 1, 2019

$27/Bottle