2014 - Mt George Merlot

Located east of Napa, our Mt George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Merlot fruit of power and structure.

Vintage Notes A series of warm days and cool nights pushed Napa Valley’s vintners and growers across the annual harvest finish line by the third week of October. This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high-quality crop. In spite of the drought, vintners are using words like, “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2014 vintage. Many are also using “good fortune” among the blessings they are counting in a season where Mother Nature threw a curveball. Tasting Notes Floral aromas of jasmine and flavors of black fruit with hints of cocoa, earth, and spice. Nice fruit density and great structure overall with a round, smooth finish.
  • Varietal 100% Merlot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 3 - 7, 2014
    25.1° Brix
  • Skin Contact 17 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    37% new oak
    New oak profile: 89% French, 11% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 95% French, 4% Hungarian, 1% American
  • Analysis 14.9% Alcohol
    5.95 g/L TA
    3.42 pH
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