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Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2008

Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2008

Teaser

Dark red-purple in color with lifted aromas of cassis, blackberry, violets and cedar interwoven with vanilla and toasty oak.


Description

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes

Dark red/purple in color with lifted aromas of cassis, blackberry, violets and cedar interwoven with vanilla and toasty oak. The wine is plush and round in the mouth with resolved tannins and great intensity. Decant this wine in its youth and enjoy for the next 10+ years.

Vineyard Notes

Our Napa Cabernet received choice lots from our Estate Vineyard located in the hills high above St. Helena, as well as fruit from other top Napa vineyards, including Stagecoach and Sugarloaf

Production Notes

Hand-picked, triple sorted; Extended maceration; Aged 18 months in French oak (70% new), including 20% in 500 liter puncheons; Minimal handling - only racked twice; Unfined and unfiltered