2013 MERLOT, Napa Valley
A flavorful dry Merlot with excellent depth and balance, with notes of black cherry, mocha, and spice, and a smooth dark chocolate aftertaste.
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10% CASE (12 btl.) DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT.
GOLD MEDAL - 2016 American Fine Wine Competition
♦ Gold Medal - 2016 American Fine Wine Competition
Merlot fruit sourced from three distinct AVAs throughout Napa Valley, including Oak Knoll, as well as our estate vineyards in Diamond Mountain District and Coombsville.
"2013 was a stunning vintage that produced absolutely remarkable wines – possibly even better than the magnificent 2012 ‘nearly perfect’ wines. The growing season was dry and early ripening, which brought the fruit to full maturity while avoiding fall rains. The temperatures were on the cool side which retained excellent acidity and wonderful aging potential. The 2013 reds are complex and full-bodied, classic Napa Valley style." —Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent companion to most meat based dishes, especially roast lamb and duck. Also pairs well with flavorful cheeses such as brie, sharp cheddar, and aged Gouda.
Meant for cellaring up to ten years.