This Merlot opens with an inviting nose reminiscent of strawberry
cheesecake with a graham cracker crust along with notes of black cherry, cola and crushed sage. The wine is expansive on the palate with flavors of ripe raspberry and baking spices and a long red fruit driven finish. Try pairing this wine with a herb-crusted (thyme/sage) pork loin or a goat cheese quiche or soufflé.
Grapes from our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District (now called Danika Ranch) form the core of this Merlot. We also sourced grapes from other prime vineyards in the Napa Valley to produce a fruit-driven Merlot with great balance, fresh acidity and minerality. We blended in 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon (mostly from FAY and S.L.V.) to give additional body and structure.