2019 TEXTBOOK Merlot Napa Valley
Vintage 2019 started with ample rain that supplied good soil moisture through the summer months. Cooler temperatures in September and October allowed for additional “hang-time” and explosive flavor development. Generally higher acidity levels at harvest and a full ripening of tannins. Our Napa Valley vineyard yields were slightly lower than average, yielding intense color and round textured tannins.
- Renowned Napa Valley AVA sites are the highlight of this world-class pedigree release
- Classic Bordelaise winemaking employing hand harvesting, small French Oak cooperage and gentle egg-white fining, provides a richly textured and balanced result.
- 91 Points Wine Spectator -