2018 Vintner Select Merlot

Intense nose of dark cherries, earthiness, spice cake and resinous underbrush. The textural beauty of 2018 is on full display in the mouth with a silky caressing attack transitioning to building tannins and great acidity on the persistent finish that displays gravitas without overt chalkiness.  The pretty dark cherry fruit and range of secondary flavors are present and evolving on the palate from start to finish. 

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Appellation: 51% Napa/ 49% Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
Harvest: October 2018
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: July 2020
Production: 579 cases
Release Date: January 2021
Release Price: $92.00


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  • Vinous: January 2022 - Rating: 93

    The 2018 Merlot Vintner Select is bold, racy and open-knit. Sweet floral and spice notes lift a core of sweet red berry fruit in this super appealing, mid-weight Merlot from a blend of sites. Red/purplish berry fruit, spice, leather and cedar build into the sumptuous finish.