Making a young Merlot requires a coordinated effort on the part of the
vineyard staff and the winemaker, to grow the grapes and make wine with the
knowledge that the wine is slated for early release. One is immediately struck
with the rich, deep, purple color of the 2014 Merlot. There is nice intensity of
aromas with raspberries, red currants, and plums and hints of spice and cedar
weight on the palate . We really love this one and it is a "star" as far as all of us are concerned--one of the best.
New for this year we used 100% Merlot from area known as the ‘Estrella
The vineyard is sustainably farmed and is 16 years of age. The grapes were harvested at
25.8 brix and the wine was made to our specications.
AWARDS--GOLD 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition