Sourced from the Suscol Springs Estate vineyard at the southern end of the Napa Valley Cakebread 2015 Merlot has a distinctive character that is true to its nature; bright acidity and a robust structure.
This certified sustainable wine was fermented six separate lots of Merlot in a mix of small closed and open-top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the new wines are transferred to carefully selected French oak barrels (44% new) where they aged for eight months before blending. The blend of 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, then spends an additional nine months in barrel prior to bottling.
Notes: Dry, medium-bodied. Aromas of black cherry and currant with flavors of blackberry, plum and currant.
Pairings:Pork loin, roasted eggplant, venison
Serving Suggestions: Room temperature