2021 Merlot Estate Reserve
Grown in a high riverbed full of rock, sand, and volcanic loam on the eastern edge of Napa Valley, our Coombsville estate is the quintessential site for producing pristine and varietally correct Merlot. With its roots tracing back to Pomerol, the Merlot 181 clone expresses a lavishly classic rendition of the Bordeaux variety bursting with aromas of spiced black plums, cocoa powder, freshly cut flowers, iron, toffee, and vanilla cream. A vibrant and sumptuous palate of black currants, chocolate-covered cherries, plum cobbler, incense, and crushed minerals deliver a smooth and polished offering, all rounded out by soft tannins that caress the palate. Lingering notes of acidity frame a long and graceful finish, reinforcing the pedigree of both the AVA and the vintage.