The dark red color of this beautiful 2015 Napa Valley Merlot hints at its subtle plum and Crème de Cassis, but belies its rich bright red fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry. The well balanced acidity and round tannins marry well with the light oak profile on the palate giving it a length and complexity worthy of its sustainably farmed mid-Valley roots." - Justin Carr
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
LMR grass-fed beef, smoked baby back ribs, or with barbecued pulled pork sandwiches.