Rich Bing cherry and ripe strawberry aromas are dense and juicy, with secondary aromas of tobacco and cedar on the nose. Dark chocolate and rich berry flavors—blackberry and marionberry pie—are juicy and full, and last through the silky mid-palate. The opulent fruit flavors are well-balanced by chalky minerality and bold, round tannins, creating excellent structure. A dash of Syrah adds further complexity, contributing ripe pomegranate flavor and a touch of earthiness. Finishing with bright cherry notes on the supple finish, this big Merlot will please Merlot and Cabernet lovers alike.
APPELLATION Napa Valley
WINEMAKER Greg Kitchens
PH 3.54 TA 0.61 mg/L
Half of this Napa Merlot saw extended French oak barrel aging, half of which was in new oak. Pair this limited release with Italian sausage lasagna, pulled pork sandwiches, or a mushroom-based savory bread pudding.
At Don Sebastiani & Sons, we strive to produce quality wine at an approachable price, regardless of the outcome of a particular growing season. Our winemaker Greg Kitchens works to create great wines that our customers identify as a reliable purchase. Kitchens has developed a distinctive character for each one of our brands. Each wine’s individual profile evolves with changes in established vineyard relationships, available fruit and flavor trends in the industry. Our winemaking approach at Don Sebastiani & Sons is to consistently create noteworthy wines in a style which is recognizably our own.