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Oak Knoll

Vineyard Notes

  • Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown:
    Little Cannon Vineyard
  • 100% GREEN LAND &
    GREEN WINERY certified
  • Clone selection:
    3 & 181
  • Harvest dates:
    September 24-27, 2018
  • 25.1° Brix at Harvest

Cooled by the bay, Merlot grapes ripen slowly at our Little Cannon Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District providing complex, layered and distinctive cherry fruit character.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Verasion was three weeks late, followed by a temperate summer
  • This vintage was preordained in Spring of 2016 when the vines set their 2018 crop load, storing away nutrients to produce higher than normal yields
  • Care was taken to fine tune crop load to maximize fruit intensity
  • After brief rains, fall heat ushered in harvest