The vineyards, known as Paradise Hills, are stunningly beautiful with gorgeous views of the valley. Our Merlot is planted on a deep layer of alluvial clay deposited by streams draining the mountain range high above.
Sustainable farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection between vines and wines.
"Full, deep ruby-red. Very sexy, perfumed aromas of black raspberry, violet, mint, spices and tobacco. Broad, dry and suave; at once velvety and light on its feet. Bordeaux-like in its texture and inner-mouth verve. Coats the entire palate with flavor. Finishes very long and sweet, with a flavor of melted chocolate. A retaste of a bottle I sampled last year just after it was bottled."
International Wine Cellar
"The dark plum/purple-colored 2001 Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard exhibits sweet aromas of cherry liqueur interwoven with mocha fudge. Firm, hard tannin in the finish closes the wine down on the palate. This is a structured, seriously-endowed Merlot meant for long term aging. The aromatics are a knock-out, but the flavors have yet to completely unfold, and while loaded as well as impressively endowed, the wine is tannic and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016."
The Wine Advocate