2018 Estate Merlot

2018 Estate Merlot

We are excited for the release of our 2018 Estate Merlot. It was grown in a new vineyard next to our winery on the eastern side of the Santa Clara Valley just east of Gilroy and is carefully tended by George and Lynda Green. They meticulously farm this vineyard to maximize quality. The 2018 growing season was outstanding the Santa Clara Valley allowing for a large crop with long hang time on the vine, giving intense and complex flavors. This wine is big and brooding with dark berry and tar aromas upon opening which has evolved with time to syrupy blueberry, dried herbs, roasted coffee and vanilla. These flavors carry over to the mouth along the firm tannins of this big vintage. Don’t hesitate and have this wine with some smoked tri-tip or a piece of your favorite chocolate.

Vineyards and Blend:

97% Verde Vineyard Merlot
3% Petite Verdot


100% Santa Clara Valley


10 months in 30% New Oak


August 11, 2019




300 cases

Release Date:

October 1, 2021