2013 Highlands Merlot Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Oak Knoll
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.4
Fermentation
Half Ton Macro Bin
Alcohol %
14.2

2013 Highlands Merlot Napa Valley

Similar to our 2012 Highlands Merlot, our 2013 vintage’s ruby red color captivates the eye. The even palate of red berries, blackberries, stone fruit and soft tannins delights the nose and continues on to a warm, rewarding taste experience.

2013 Highlands Merlot Napa Valley Tech Sheet

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SKU: MER13
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$360.00
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Hold in the cellar for a few years or bring the rich fruit flavor to the table today with ample time for opening the bottle to breathe.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The 2013 vintage was a traditional Napa Valley vineyard experience from bud break to harvest. Spring bud break was right on time without any adverse hail or frost, and flowed into stable flowering and uniform fruit set. The summer months were treated with consistent warm, but not hot, days and frequented by the desirable cool foggy nights. There was no early heavy rain to darken the experience but the grapes did feel some late light rain. This was fortunately followed by a stretch of drying warm days allowing for vineyards to ripen completely, finding their way to the crush pad in outstanding condition before the rains hit. The stage has been set to deliver some excellent wines.
Winemaker Notes
This Merlot captures the eye with a ruby red color, and the nose with an even palate of red berries, black berries and stone fruit. The transition into the mouth is pleasant and rewarding with lingering warmth of soft tannins in the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This Merlot provides enjoyable pairings with savory foods that benefit from the softer tannic structure of this remarkable Merlot. It also pairs well in the role of a Merlot, with hard cheeses and grilled meats.
Production
69 cases
Other Notes
22 months in 33% new French Oak Barrels
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