2018 Estate Merlot


Wine Information

100% Merlot


Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume


Deep garnet red with nose of bright red cherry and sweet oak. On the palate, ripe red bramble fruit, plush and supple tannins, and lively acidity. EB (3/20)
A mild winter prompted early bud-break. Spring storms delivered more rain, and slowed vine growth. Casa Grande, with its steep terrain, has three different areas which were picked on the same day - October 1st. Fermented for six days, once pressed, the three lots went to separate barrels. By taste, we decided to combine all of the barrels to make this classic merlot. Appealing now, it will be enjoyable over the next eight to ten years.
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