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2005 Merlot, Napa Valley


Awards & Accolades

Vintages
 -2010  -2009  -2008

BLEND
100% Merlot

VINEYARDS
Oak Knoll District

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration on the skins
  • Partial native yeast fermentation
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
Aged 18 months in French oak (37% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
February, 2008

CELLARING
This wine will age well for a decade and beyond.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Formerly called ‘Reserve’, this debut release from our new Signature Merryvale Tier features a new winemaking team, upgraded facilities, our continued commitment to sustainable farming and an elegant new look. These wines express our passion for turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine.

Our 2005 Merlot shows exceptional richness and depth with aromas of plums, roasted sage and sweet black cherries framed by mocha and toasted oak. The wine has a soft entry with notes of blackberry pie and fine tannins adding to the long finish.