2000 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard
Beckstoffer – Las Amigas Vineyard
Carneros, Napa Valley
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- 34 days on the skins
- Bottled unfiltered
19 months in thin-stave French oak Bordeaux barrels (74% new)
14.5% by volume
With proper cellaring, this wine will continue to develop complexity over the next five years and hold for eight to ten years after that.
This is the third year of a vineyard-designated Merryvale bottling from the Beckstoffer family’s Las Amigas Merlot vineyard in Carneros. This modern planting of Clones 181 and 314 on a vertical, shoot-positioned trellis is producing very concentrated, supple wines of outstanding quality.