2012 Merlot, Napa Valley


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The Wine

This is a Cabernet lover’s Merlot! Its bright flavors of strawberries, cherries, licorice and a hint of coffee are wrapped in a velvety texture that make your taste buds ask for more! The wine’s firm tannins and vibrant acidity create the perfect partner with beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, duck and barbecued pork.

Vintage

We enjoyed a wonderful growing season from start to finish in 2012. A gentle spring allowed for textbook owering and fruit set, followed by a long procession of warm, sunny days with no nasty heat spikes. Thanks to the excellent weather, the longer-than- average growing season produced perfectly balanced and ripe grapes.

Vineyard

This cool climate Merlot is grown in our vineyards in southern Napa Valley, within sight of the San Francisco Bay. We blended in a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our warmer upper Napa Valley vineyards to craft a complex, balanced wine. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm our ve estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides and they are certified organic.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol

14.9%

Fermentation

indigenous yeast

Harvest date

Sept. 26 – Oct. 21, 2012

Sugar

25.6 Brix average

Bottling date

March 27, 2014

Release Date

December 2015

Total acid

5.7 g/L

pH

3.68

Blend

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

PASSION | BALANCE | HARMONY

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