2012 HALL Napa Valley Merlot
Merlot tends to ripen early, so we selected fruit from cooler vineyard sites for a result that is vibrant and expressive. The Merlot farmed at Hardester Ranch, with its gravelly hillside topography, offers weight, concentration and a rich chocolate character.
|Bottle Size||750 ML|
|Varietal Composition||80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||20 Months in 45% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||55% Hardester, 45% Partner Vineyards|
|Vintage Notes||The wine is deep garnet in color - inviting notes of wet stone, sun-warmed raspberries, and a slight cooling note of fresh fennel. Its medium body delivers soft, supple tannins that are a distinctive and prized feature of our Merlot. The wine finish offers notes of baking spices. Drink now and over the next five years.|