1999 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard
Beckstoffer-Las Amigas Vineyard
Carneros, Napa Valley
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- 36 days on the skins
- Bottled unfiltered
19 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (68% new)
14.5% by volume
This wine should develop complexity with five years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.
This wine is made from grapes grown in the Beckstoffer family’s Las Amigas Merlot vineyard in Carneros. The modern planting of clones 181 and 314 on a vertical, shoot-positioned trellis is producing very concentrated, supple wines of stand-alone quality.