ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Eagles Trace VineyardThe name Merlot conjures up many images of wine.
However, when you think of the finest quality, the wines of Bordeaux, specifically those from the right bank of the Dordogne River in the Village or Pomerol come to mind. Here one finds the wines of such Chateaux as Petrus and Le Pin. Much like those vineyards, our Estate Vineyards produce Merlot with opulence, finesse, and rich ripe fruit.

2009 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Eagles Trace Cave EntranceOur 2009 Merlot has a bright ruby color and is fruit forward in the nose with aromas that leap from the glass with the scent of blueberries, flowers and smoke. It is an elegant medium-bodied wine with tannins that are sweet and it is full of seductive flavors of black cherries and herbs. It has good structure and will live for many years.

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: May 2012
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Harvest Date: October 2009
Alcohol: 13.8% Production: 344 Cases (6/750ml)
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2008 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Merlot 2007Our 2008 Merlot continues to follow the foot print of Pomerol; as in previous vintages, a blend of 75% Merlot grapes, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12.5% Cabernet Franc.

Like the best vintages of its French cousins from Pomerol, it displays elegance and finesse. It has a dark ruby color and a nose of ripe cherries. Look for the flavors of cherries, currants, black berries and spice along with chocolate. The flavors linger in the mouth for almost a minute or more.
Remember to pull out a bottle the next time you are having your favorite pasta dish, but you don’t have to hurry as you have 15 years or more.

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: May 2011
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Bottling Date: April 2010
Alcohol: 14.1% Harvest Date: September 2008
  Production: 166 Cases (12/750ml)
The Jefferson Cup Invitational honors our 2009 Merlot
with the Medal of Excellence (Gold)
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2007 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Merlot 2007This vintage displays a dark ruby color and a nose that jumps from the glass. It is filled with the aromas of black currants, dark chocolate, and blackberries. In the mouth, the flavors of black cherries, minerals, and spice abound. The tannins are well integrated and soft.

You can expect this delicious wine to continue developing for the next 5 years or more and live for 15 or more years beyond that.

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: May 2010
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Bottling Date: September 2009
Alcohol: 13.8% Brix: 25.2 Harvest Date: September 2007
PH: 3.72 TA: 0.48 Production: 1055 Cases (6/750ml)
Varietal Blend: 75% Merlot 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Cabernet Franc
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2006 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Merlot 2006This vintage displays a dark ruby color and a nose that jumps from the glass. It is filled with the aromas of black currants, dark chocolate, and blackberries. In the mouth, the flavors of black cherries, minerals, and spice abound. The tannins are well integrated and soft.

You can expect this delicious wine to continue developing for the next 5 years or more and live for 15 or more years beyond that.

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: May 2009
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Bottling Date: April 2008
Alcohol: 14.3% Brix: 25.2 Harvest Date: September 2006
PH: 3.72 TA: 0.48 Production: 1086 Cases (6/750ml)
Varietal Blend: 75% Merlot 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Cabernet Franc
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2005 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Eagles Trace VineyardOur Estate Vineyards produce Merlot with opulence, finesse, and rich ripe fruit. The year 2005 produced a moderate sized crop with wonderful flavor development. The grapes were small with great intensity.
This Merlot is a blend of 75% Merlot with 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, giving the wine a “strong backbone,” along with 12.5% Franc for spice.

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: May 2008
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Bottling Date: April 2007
Alcohol: 14.4% Brix: 25.2 Harvest Date: October 23, 2005
PH: 3.72 TA: 0.74 Production: 583 Cases (6/750ML)
Varietal Blend: 75% Merlot 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Cabernet Franc
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2004 ESTATE GROWN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY

Eagles Trace VineyardThe 2004 Vintage was a classic growing season which allowed for wonderful flavor development. The crop was exceptionally small and produced grapes with great intensity.

The wine displays a dense dark ruby color with aromas of complex ripe black currants, chocolate, and spice with floral notes. In the mouth the wine reveals flavors of blackberries, spice, minerals, mocha, with round ripe tannins. The wine will continue to develop for years and live for 15 years or more.

 

Appellation: Napa Valley Release Date: January 2007
Vineyard: Conn Valley, Napa Valley Bottling Date: May 2006
Alcohol: 14.2% Brix: 25.2 Harvest Date: September 15, 2004
PH: 3.7 TA: 0.74 Production: 378 Cases (6/750ML)
Varietal Blend: 75% Merlot 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Cabernet Franc
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