16+ Jancis Robinson
93 pts Tasting Panel
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
92 pts Doug Wilder
75 cases produced
Along the ridge that runs from Chalk Hill to the Russian River, a steeply terraced vineyard stretches down towards the ranch lake. This is the site of the Merlot block from which we made our first wines together six years ago. A handful of these unlabeled bottles are still traded among and coveted by friends and family. In 2013 we were sure to produce enough to offer publicly. This is a wine of aromatic and textural elegance befitting its site.
French and Hungarian Oak.
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 26th, 2013 || Brix 26 || pH 3.71 || TA 6.15 g/L || 14.5 % alc.