Nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, caramel, and ripe red fruits.


The mouthfeel of this wine is incredibly plush and smooth as only merlot can be. Finish with very persistent mouth coating glycerin.

Growing Conditions

2002 was a terrific vintage perhaps most notable for its incredible lack of precipitation. We had beautiful weather for bloom resulting in full, even clusters. We then had our last rain of the season shortly thereafter the second week of June.


It then didn’t rain another drop until well after harvest. The weather throughout the growing season was wonderfully warm with only a few 100+ degree days. Fruit throughout varieties ripened completely and evenly.


Aged in new French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels for 13 months.


Beautiful deep ruby color.