100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
Blend: 100% Merlot
Production: 221 cases produced
Barrels: 100% French oak (50% new)
Cellaring: 10 years
Described by some of our friends as the best Merlot they have ever tasted, the triumphant 2008 is our fifteenth Merlot vintage. The wine is particularly dark, rich, and complex and is sure to please those who enjoy it upon release as well as those who exercise a little patience and cellar this very age-worthy Bordeaux varietal.
The nose is enticed by violets, blackberries, blueberries, bramble, a weightless floral perfume and a touch of French oak. Once in the mouth the palate is presented with tobacco, cocoa covered truffles, pomegranate, boysenberry and ripe chewy tannin which provide a supportive structure for its wide flavor profile. Enjoy 2011 - 2018. Bottled in May 2010.
"Sleek and focused, with bright red currant and tomato leaf aromas and flavors that balance density with elegance, plus notes of black cherry, toasty loam and pepper. Ripe tannins tighten the finish. "
Tim Fish, Wine Spectator Online, August 2011
Proprietor: William Seavey
Winemaker: Jeremy Weintraub
Consulting Winemaker: Philippe Melka