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2012 Napa Valley Merlot

Ruby red in color, this wine has nicely concentrated red fruit aroma with hints of rich forest floor, anise and vanilla. The silky and delicate fruit core and refined tannin structure enhances but does not overpower the complexity of this delicious Merlot.


Harvest & Winemaking

The 2012 vintage was a producer’s dream. A textbook winter with a decent amount of rain lead into a dry spring. Although grape tonnage was up in all vineyards and varieties, pushing harvest later into the fall, quality was amazing. The euphoria around the valley at the wonderful flavors coming from the fermentors, and subsequently the wine, was and continues to be, ubiquitous. Thank you, mother nature!

Vintage 2012
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date October 2012
Sugar 25.2 Brix
Acid 5.5 g/L
PH 3.75
Aging 18 Months
Ageability 10 years
Bottling Date April 2014
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml