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Marked Parcels 2019

Merlot

Little Cannon Vineyard
Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
$53.60 CLUB
1 of 12 Barrels

Crafted from a single parcel on Little Cannon Vineyard, this gorgeous Merlot opens with lush forest, bright cherry and fresh plum aromas. On the palate, ripe red fruit, tobacco and savory roasted mushroom join in. The medium body and round, velvety tannins make this wine incredibly food friendly. We love it with slow-braised short ribs on a bed of buttery mashed potatoes.

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Markham Marked Parcels Merlot Little Cannon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% Estate Grown: Little Cannon Vineyard
  • Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & GREEN WINERY certified
  • Clonal Selection: 3 & 181
  • Harvest date: 9/20/2019

 

Cooled by the bay, Merlot ripens slowly at this Oak Knoll District vineyard site, developing 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 when the vines set their 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