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District Series 2019

Merlot

Oak Knoll District
Napa Valley
New Release
$45.60 CLUB

With bright red cherry, white shortbread and dried blueberry fruit, Oak Knoll Merlot is chewy and intense in a way that demands your attention. Enjoy a bottle to celebrate the place where Merlot first grew in Napa Valley — and still shines today — with an array of grilled sausages and crusty bread.

93 Pts, Meredith May, Tasting Panel Magazine, 2023
91 Pts, JamesSuckling.com, 2022

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Bottle of 2019 Oak Knoll Merlot with 93 pt score in red circle

Wine Specs

vintage

2019

Bottling Date

May 2023

Release Date

June 2023

Alcohol %

14.9%

Varietal Composition

100% Merlot

Fermentation

67% Stainless Steel
33% French Oak

Aging

26 Months in French Oak
57% New

Vineyard Notes

  • Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown: Little Cannon Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Harvest dates: September 19-27, 2019

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

Oak Knoll AVA

  • Just south of Yountville, Oak Knoll is bound by the Napa River to the east and the Mount Veeder AVA to the west
  • Marine influence from the San Pablo Bay makes Oak Knoll a “sweet spot,” with temperatures averaging 10°F cooler than Upper Napa Valley
  • Oak Knoll typically has the longest growing season in Napa Valley