This Merlot is smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, chocolate and plum. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 2%, Petite Verdot
Composed of hand picked grapes from vineyards through out Sonoma County; each vineyard possessing diverse micro-climates ranging from hillsides of the Mayacamas Mountain Range to the cooler Sonoma Valley floor. This mixture of valley and mountain grown grapes combines the richness of valley floor fruit with the structure of mountain grown grapes yielding a wine of noteworthy intensity. After hand harvesting at full ripeness, the grapes are crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. After fermentation is complete the wine is aged in American and French oak barrels for a full twenty months.