A silky, medium bodied Merlot, aged 18 months in new and used French and Hungarian oak, hand harvested and shipped across the country in 30F shipping trucks where we processed the fruit in pristine condition.
100% Lodi, California
October 12th, 2015
July 16th, 2017
Good to Know
- Merlot is second-most planted grape in the entire world. (Cabernet Sauvignon is number one.)
- Merlot is the most planted variety in Bordeaux.
- Cabernet Franc is the father of Merlot (also the father of Cabernet Sauvignon! Cabernet Franc fooled around with many vines, apparently), but do you know the mother? (it's rare!) It's Magdeleine Noire des Charentes, an old, esoteric variety discovered through DNA testing.