2019 Bella’s Reserve Merlot

2019 Estate Merlot

We are excited for the first release of our new 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 2019 growing season was outstanding the Santa Clara Valley allowing for a medium crop with long hang time on the vine, giving intense and complex flavors. Concentrated and crisp, fresh blueberry is the first aroma you smell, complimented by vanilla, graham cracker, bramble and toasty oak nuances. The mouthfeel is substantial, but silky at the same time with lots of dark fruit and oak flavors in the long finish.

Verde Estate Vineyard:

This amazing vineyard was planted in 2015 and is located at the foothills of the southern Diablo Range, it produces grapes of incomparable depth and flavor. The grapes were hand-picked at the peak of flavor and crushed within hours of harvest to ensure the flavor was maintained.

Vineyards and Blend:

90% Verde Vineyard Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot


100% Santa Clara Valley


10 months in neutral oak


June 14, 2021




94 cases

Release Date:

December 1, 2021