A proper, classic Napa Merlot from one of the founders in the region. A smooth and generous oak-aged wine which shows plenty of ripe plum and blackberry, with hints of toast and earthiness, exhibiting elegance and finesse. Elegant fruit with sweetly fine, crunchy, slightly saline tannis. There's a a hint of toasty oak and cedar with a rich, lengthy slightly sappy finish.
a beautifully fine Napa Merlot and possibly our favourite CdV wine of the lot. Elegant and restraine
Food match, try roasted lamb, veal orvenison
97% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Petit Verdot
Stainless steel tanks, 2-3 pumpovers daily
months in 40% new French & Hungarian oak