2016 - Stags Leap District Merlot

Located in the heart of Stags Leap District, the Silverado vineyard, first established in 1884, is one of the pioneering vineyards that established the reputation of one of the world’s greatest appellations. The finesse and balance of this Merlot is a perfect reflection of its Stags Leap heritage.

Stags Leap District Merlot
Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Hints of savory baking spices and freshly picked herbs on the nose. Medium-bodied with juicy raspberry and red plum flavors persist with a long finish.
  • Varietal 92% Merlot
    8% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info Merlot harvested September 12, 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon harvested October 6 - 7, 2016
    22.6º Brix
  • Skin Contact 15 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    38% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 13.5% Alcohol
    5.60 g/L TA
    3.53 pH
    0.03% Rs
    Bottled July 2018
    320 cases