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Blend & Grape Source: 76% Napa Valley Merlot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate-grown vineyards.
Winemaking Data: Grapes were harvested between September 27 and October 19, 2006 at an average of 25.5° Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 18 months in a combination of new French oak barrels (40%) and one- to two-year-old French oak (60%) before blended and bottled in June 2008.
Winemaker notes: "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."