2005 Merlot, Napa Valley
Oak Knoll District
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Partial native yeast fermentation
- Bottled unfiltered
Aged 18 months in French oak (37% new)
14.5% by volume
This wine will age well for a decade and beyond.
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.