2011 Estate Merlot, Hawley Vineyard

Our organic hillside vineyards lend themselves to making big, full-bodied wines. Merlot vines are a vigorous variety, by planting the vines in rocky hillside ground, we force the vines to toil and produce smaller crops and berries. The small berries give us intense flavor with concentrated tannins and acidity, perfect for aging. The thinner leaf growth allows for more sun exposure to develop ripe flavor and darker color.

Fully mature and ready to drink, this 2011 Estate Merlot is packed with intense, concentrated fruit and is full-bodied with velvety tannins. On the palate, flavors of blueberry and spiced plum mingle with aromas of cedar and leather. This beautifully structured Merlot will reward those who properly cellar it for a few years.

Production Notes

Cases Produced: 335

Winemaker Notes

Aged 24 months in 40% new French oak barrels.

AppellationDry Creek
DrinkableNow through 2021
Harvest Date2011-09-28