2022 Norma Jeane
This 2022 youthful California Merlot has vibrant color that leads into subtle fruit aromas with notes of dark cherry, cedar, and hints of vanilla and caramel, contributed by a touch of oak. These aromas follow through on a palate that exhibits wonderful balance , smooth velvet texture, with soft tannins that make this wine an approachable choice for those seeking a truly enjoyable red wine experience.
The 2022 Norma Jeane Merlot benefits from about 15% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Napa Merlot that add wonderful color, nice weight on the palate, and added complexity of aromas and flavors.
The 2022 vintage was another good vintage with consistent warm temperatures through the growing season, and few heat spikes, that translated into a nice maturity of flavors at harvest.