Given the unmatched quality of the Holmes Vineyard, making a Merlot-centric blend from Oakville became an essential for us. A drop of Cabernet Sauvignon gives a hint of structure to the Merlot’s plush nature while allowing the fruit to be in the spotlight. Field sorting and hand-harvesting protected the integrity of the fruit for a wine. After 28 days on their skins, we gently pressed into French Oak barrels, where lots completed ML fermentation over th winter.
— Abigail Horstman, Winemaker
A limited-production bottling that more than lives up to its reputation as a page-turner. Sip after sip, you’ll discover new flavors in the wine as it opens up, giving it that “let’s see what’s next” quality. It’s a conversation starter, ideal for an evening with close friends or for “me time” curled up with a good book. We’ve crafted this wine to age gracefully, so lay a bottle down and open after five or ten years to discover its evolution.