Perfect blend of black and red fruit. Pinot-gasm in your mouth, creamy, rich, long, spicy. It has tomato vine characteristics, also rich people are drawn to this wine - perhaps because is the most Burgundian of them all.
You can look down on the Oppenlander Vineyard from Docker Hill.
Deep red color with garnet undertones. Ripe, fresh fruit on the nose with red cherries and blackcurrant, subtle vanilla spice oak and mocha/chocolate on the finish. A soft entry leads to lively tastes of black and red fruit with a toasty oak flavor. It is a well-balanced, food-friendly wine.
The Merlot expressed traditional red fruit notes with a touch of oakiness. The wine was fermented in a stainless steel tank and aged in 100% French oak barrels for 22 months. Blending took place in August 2017 where we added Petit Verdot for its earthiness and Cabernet Franc for its floral element.
Varietal: Merlot (93%), Petit Verdot (4%), Cabernet Franc (3%)
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Alcohol %: 14.7