2018 Estate Merlot
Unquestionably, Merlot is one of the planet's recognizable varietals, but surprising to many is the grape's extreme pedigree. Throughout the world, Merlot produces some of the most complex, delicious, ageworthy, and expensive wines, and this wine is inspired by those iconic wines and our plantings on Hogback Mountain. This wine is comprised of 100% estate-grown fruit and represents considerable triumph in both the vineyard and cellar (given the profound challenges posed by the 2018 growing season). With this bottle, we hope to highlight the elegant, textural, and mouthwatering fruit qualities inherent to Merlot and age it for nearly 18 months in French oak.
90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc..