2019 Vintner Select Merlot
Brooding aromas of black cherry, kirsh, ripe plum, dark chocolate, star anise and freshly-grated nutmeg burst forth from the moment the cork is pulled. Its unrelenting richness, dense mid-palate and fine, silky tannins throw down a gauntlet and dare you to resist giving the wine your full attention. To say this is a cab lover’s merlot is an understatement.
Over our 25 years of trying different merlot clones at different growing sites around the property, we find that clone 3 merlot grown on our warmest south-facing slopes is what makes our most thrilling, flavorful and concentrated merlot; our VS Merlot comes entirely from these clones 3 merlot blocks each vintage. We typically make around 500 cases of VS Merlot each vintage compared to 600+ cases of Reserve Claret and 5000+ cases of Pride Merlot.
|Release Date:||January 2022|