The wine opens with abundant dark fruit on the nose such as plum, blackberry, and cherries, with a touch of leather and graphite. On the mouth it starts with lively acidity that brings a freshness to the wine, then it evolves on soft tannins and a very velvety texture—already showing great! There is a lot of tension and drinkability with this wine at release so it can be enjoyed immediately. This wine sets the standard for high-quality Napa Cabernets and will age beautifully for the next 15 years.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
Robert Parker 90 Points
James Suckling 90 Points
About Merryvale Vineyards
In 1933, the winery was built by Jack Riorda and a group of partners. Today, The Merryvale Vineyards winery building has been renovated to become a luxury-class facility with small temperature controlled fermentors, intensive sorting equipment, a basket press, a cold room and other resources to produce great wine.