2014 Harvest Notes:
After getting off to a relatively early start, sunny skies and slightly above average temperatures made for a very consistent and speedy Sonoma County harvest. Yields were just a touch above average, and the quality was excellent across all varietals. Our final pick of pristine, perfectly ripe fruit came into our new winemaking facility on October 17th. Overall, 2014 delivered the third phenomenal vintage in a row, with exceptional color and concentration, and delicious aromas and flavors.
Comments from the Winemaker:
This lush and inviting Merlot displays flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry and cassis, underscored by hints of sweet spice, cocoa and leather. On the palate, balanced acidity adds poise and elegance, while silky, refined tannins carry the wine to a fruitful and concentrated finish.
4% Cabernet Franc
Titratable acidity: 0.60g/100 ml
Solidly built if slight in scale, with savory flavors of red currant, dusty dried herb and spice. Drink now through 2021. 40,000 cases made.–TF - Wine Spectator Magazine 86 Points