Appellation: Napa Valley
Bottling: 110 Cases Produced
Harvest Date: October 21st, 2013
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby in the glass, this Merlot has bright red fruit on the nose with a hint of anise. On the front palate it delivers the anticipated blackcurrant and cherry flavors, but with surprisingly structured chewy tannins, that then give way to darker blackberry notes and a hint of sweet allspice. Aged eighteen months in new French oak barrels, this Napa Valley Merlot from our Oak Knoll District Crane Vineyard is rich, complex and surprising.