2017 Quintessence Vineyard Merlot
Quintessence Vineyard Merlot is exactly what Merlot should be from Red Mountain. This Merlot is consistently the first red fruit we bring into the cellar each year. The eastern facing site gives us earlier ripening and helps to set the tone for all red winemaking each harvest. The 2017 vintage bursts with red fruits, ripe raspberries, cola, and dark chocolate, backed by a lengthy finish and fine grained, dusty tannins. It is a high-powered Merlot that serves as a great example of oak integration, where we got lots of flavor and aroma from the barrels without distracting from the characteristics of the grape. Drink now through 2025.
197 cases produced