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Wine Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Trevor Durling

One bottle each of Barrel Select Merlot from the 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages.

Retail Price: $180

Vertical Price: $135

Provenance 2012 Barrel Select Merlot

Generous, bright red currant, black cherry and dark plum character—laced with Earl Gray tea, spice and dark chocolate nuances—fill the aromas of our 2012 Barrel Select Merlot. The sumptuous red and black-fruit flavors expand across the palate in layers of textured velvet. Hints of vanilla and baking spice from aging in French oak barrels add even more complexity to the long, rich finish. With its softer structure and enticing fruitiness, this Merlot makes a versatile companion to both red and white meats.

Provenance 2013 Barrel Select Merlot

Our Winemaker succinctly summed up the character of the 2013 Barrel-Select Merlot in one word—awesome. The blend is chosen from 16 of the finest barrels of Merlot; ones that showed extraordinary “sense of place” flavors and plush texture. Both the ideal vintage and outstanding vineyard terroir contributed to the wine’s deep black cherry, blackberry jam, dark chocolate and violet aromas. The focused entry expands into sumptuous dark-fruit flavors with hints of vanilla and baking spice from aging in French oak barrels. Supple tannins and balanced acidity beautifully frame the flavors and carry them through the long finish.

Provenance 2014 Barrel Select Merlot

Our 2014 Barrel Select Merlot was chosen from our finest barrels of the vintage---ones that showed extraordinary sense of place, as well as exceptional texture and balance. This wine’s terroir expression comes from three Napa Valley vineyards located in the Oak Knoll, Los Carneros and Calistoga appellations. This Merlot’s aromas reveal deep, black cherry and blackberry character with hints of dark chocolate, bergamot, wild sage and violet. The focused entry expands into sumptuous, dark-fruit flavors with warm nuances of vanilla and baking spice from aging in French oak barrels. Supple tannins and vibrant acidity beautifully frame the flavors and carry them through the long finish. Only 376 cases were produced and they are available exclusively at the winery.
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