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Marked Parcels 2018

Merlot

Yountville Ranch Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$52.00 CLUB
1 of 18 Barrels

Crafted from a single parcel on our Yountville estate ranch, this dark and mysterious Merlot invites you to explore aromas of melted milk chocolate and brambly blackberry. Lush, jammy black fruit notes meld with dense, chewy tannins on a luxurious palate. A hint of brightness on the finish is a testament to this wine’s capacity to further age in bottle.

Markham Marked Parcels Yountville Ranch Merlot New Release

Wine Specs

vintage

2018

Bottling Date

August 2020

Release Date

October 2021

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.55/100 mls

pH

3.51

Varietal Composition

100% Merlot
Clone 181

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
9 days skin contact

Aging

20 mo. In French Oak (67% new)

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% Estate Grown: Yountville Ranch Vineyard
  • Yountville District, Napa Valley
  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & GREEN WINERY certified
  • Clonal Selection: 181
  • Soil type: Coombs Gravelly Loam
  • Harvest date: 10/8/18

 

Our Yountville Ranch Vineyard stole my heart many years ago. How can anyone be surprised that exceptional vines have grown on this site for 150 years?

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