US-HER-04-17

Merlot, ‘California’, Heron

Grapes for the California Merlot are sourced within two appellations. The base is from Rutherford in the Napa Valley well known for producing quality Cabernet and Merlot. To soften the massive tannins from Rutherford, we source Merlot from the cool inland climate of the Clarksburg delta which is where much of the soft cherry fruit comes from. The wine is aged in 1, 2, and 3 year old French oak barrels for a period of 14 months.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Variety:
Merlot
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable