GRAPE SOURCING: Hopper Creek Vineyard, Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Once upon a time we had an opportunity to acquire Merlot wine grapes from a friend of ours in Napa, California and we said let's give it a try. Subsequently, the vineyard was sold and this is our sole iteration of Merlot from that vineyard. We are big Merlot fans and it's a pleasure to share this wine with you!
DRINK NOW OR HOLD
Decant at least 2 hours prior to serving. If possible, decant 12 hours before serving. This wine needs air and requires time to open up. Best served in a Bordeaux style wine glass. Day 2 in our decanter and this wine was shining. Open, decant and consume within 48 hours.
↓ REVIEWS & CUSTOMER TASTING NOTES ↓
"Translucent garnet-tinged magenta. Raspberry, earth, and cola nose. Medium to full bodied, dirty cranberries, black cherries, white pepper, still unresolved tannins, smoke, and a sharp cherry-laced finish. It's young; I should have decanted. Solid for the price." 6/2020
"...I love this Merlot!"
"Pepper, slight anise with a nice clove mocha finish. Needs an hour decant."
"Old world! Wonderful example of old world meeting new world!"