Taste Profile: Full red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA
Winery: Merryvale Vineyards
Sight: Dark plum with hints of garnet
Nose: Plum, blackberry and cherries, with a touch of leather and graphite
Palate: Starts with lively acidity that brings a freshness to the wine, then it evolves on soft tannins and a very velvety texture
HOW TO ENJOY
Serving temperature: Room temp. at 16-20°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening
ABOUT THIS WINE
Drawn from three top Napa vineyards: Stagecoach, Hardman and Rancho Chimiles with each vineyard fermented separately in small tanks. Native fermentation started after a 5-day cold soak and reached a peak temperature of 90°F.
The wines were pumped over a few times a day until dry and then pressed and drained to barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged in 50% new medium toast French oak barrels, the wine matures for 22 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.