2015 Merlot
Napa Valley

Aromatics of earthiness and spice.

2015 Girard Merlot, Napa Valley, 750ml
$50.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Merlot
Alcohol content
14.9%
Oak
French oak, 45% new
Time in Oak
15 months
Case Production
800
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo
Release Type
Current

Tasting Notes
The nose offers bright red fruits and a blend of vanilla, mocha & toffee. One the palate the bright red raspberry and red currant is combined with toasted spices and well develop structure.

Vintage Notes
The 2015 vintage was marked by another year of drought in the Napa Valley. While quality was high, yields were low. Fortunately, that which we did harvest was endowed with depth of character, and concentrated flavors. We were able to pick at phenolic ripeness while maintaining moderate sugar levels, affording us the chance to craft wines with moderate alcohol, lively acidity and bright fruit flavors.

Vineyard Notes
Sourced entirely from our beautiful Yountville Merlot vineyard just down the street from the tasting room. The mountains surrounding the Yountville area trap cool, marine air currents from the San Pablo Bay, creating natural ‘air conditioning’ in the region thus keeping the temperate of the grapes cool, even in the warmest of summer months. These milder temperatures allow the grapes of the region plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics that demonstrate the local terroir.