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76% Napa Valley Merlot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate-grown vineyards.
Sept. 27 to Oct. 19, 2006
Grapes were harvested at an average 25.5° Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 18 months in a combination of new French oak barrels (40%) and one- to twoyear-old French oak (60%), before being blended and bottled in June, 2008.
The 2006 Merlot is layered with aromas and flavors of blackberry, red plum, tobacco, anise and cedar, which lead the way to a delicate tannin structure and velvety finish.
The cool, late-ripening growing season of 2006 finished persuasively with near-perfect maturity levels reminiscent of the exceptional
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