2013 Highlands Merlot Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Oak Knoll
6.4 g/L
Half Ton Macro Bin
Alcohol %

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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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.
69 cases
Other Notes
22 months in 33% new French Oak Barrels