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District Series 2017

Merlot

ESTATE VINEYARDS
Napa Valley
$40.00 CLUB

An intensely vivid version of Merlot. Exotic açai berry is layered over floral aromatics of Satsuma plums and sour cherry brightness. The lush, ripe fruit entry weaves seamlessly into the raspberry compote flavors with hints of dark chocolate and cocoa in this muscular, chewy wine. Roasted lamb lollipops served on a fresh herb farro salad would be a heavenly match.

Markham District Series Merlot

Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

July 2019

Release Date

Summer 2019

Alcohol %

15%

Acid

0.64 g/100 ml

pH

3.40

Varietal Composition

100% Merlot

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
14 days Skin Contact

Aging

17½ Mo. French Oak Barrels
50% New Oak 16 Barrels Produced

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% NAPA GREEN WINERY & LAND Certified
  • 100% Estate Grown:
    Yountville Estate (50%)
    Hopper House (23%)
    Little Cannon (27%)
  • Harvested September 7 – 30, 2017

 

Blending Merlot together from our each of our estates makes me feel like I’ve given the cousins a spectacularly delicious playdate.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • 2017 brought floods, chill, heat and wildfire.
  • Budbreak and bloom were on time after a late January chill.
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly.
  • Our 40th vintage saw perfect harvest weather and incredible quality.
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. ’17 wildfires brought Napa to a standstill.