Complex and true to taste for a cool grown Merlot.
The grapes for our Merlot come from our Five Sisters Estate Vineyard located adjacent to the winery and on Catapult Ranch located east of Petaluma, both in the Sonoma Coast AVA. This is a cool growing region which often has fog cover until late morning and sunny, breezy afternoons. It yields grapes with great intensity and bright acidity.
Hand harvested without crushing, stored at a maximum of 85 degrees with malolactic fermentation added. Following fermentation the wine was aged in a combination of new and neutral oak for 12 months.