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Our second Merlot is again from Mary Elkeís Coombsville vineyard in Napa. In Napa, 2008 was generally the vintage of extremes, but in the end the relatively small crop of grapes that made it through became delicious wines. Our 2008 Merlot starts with intense pomegranate and red cherry aromas that carry through to a pallate of fruit balanced with the spice of clove and anise. Our 2008 Merlot like our Pinot noir is a wine built to last with...
Our 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot noir was produced exclusively from Johnson Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton District. Oregonís much lauded 2008 vintage got off to a late start but a near-perfect autumn allowed for excellent ripening and concentration. This wine explodes with black cherry, cedar, and clove in the nose. Rich layers of plum and cherry are lifted by the bright acidity and dense tannins. Flavors of black raspberry and cherry...
A limited amount of our 2007 Merlot is available from our library. Since release this wine has developed nicely adding both weight and complexity. Our Merlot is from Mary Elkeís vineyard in the Coombsville area of Napa Valley. By sourcing our fruit from a cooler site, we seek to achieve the elegance and precision of Old World Merlot while maintaining the ripeness of fruit that is Napa. Rich aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, and licorice...