"We've been making a vineyard-designated Bancroft Ranch Merlot since the 1987 vintage when I began
to see what Merlot could really offer when planted in the right place. Bancroft Ranch is a very special
vineyard that produces grapes with amazing concentration of flavors, tannins and structure.
Howell Mountain Merlot bursts with cola berry, plum, cocoa and kirsch-like cherry aromas that lead
into a rich ripe black fruit flavors with hints of cedar and roasted coffee beans. It's got a bright acidity
that is balanced by richness, ripe tannins and a very satisfying finish."
–Ed Sbragia, Winemaster