Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

  • $65.00
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Merryvale's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, sourced from our Profile Estate Vineyard on the ridges of Conn Valley overlooking St. Helena. The fruit was hand-harvested at night to retain freshness and acidity. After a 5 day cold soak, the wines began native fermentation in a combination of oak and stainless steel. We completed two pumpovers per day, until dry, and pressed between 14-21 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel, 100% French oak, 80% new. The wine was bottled unrefined and unfiltered.

In the glass, the wine presents a deep, inky garnet hue with a slight purple rim, hinting at its youthful vibrancy. The aroma is rich and enticing, offering a complex bouquet of ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, and figs. There’s a subtle undercurrent of dried herbs and cedar, lending an earthy and forest-like quality to the wine. The fruit is ripe and concentrated, with a velvety texture that coats the palate. There’s a beautiful interplay between the fruit and the well-integrated oak, which adds layers of complexity. The tannins are refined and supple, providing a firm structure that promises aging potential. A young, powerful wine that will only improve and evolve.

Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc