Grand Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2013
Our Grand Reserve Merlot is crafted with grapes hand-selected from specific areas of our Jackson Estates Grown vineyards in Sonoma County. An intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate is enhanced by 14 months of oak barrel aging. There is seductive fruit tone on the nose and a long, velvety finish.
Pre-fermentation cold-soak adds layers of complexity by extracting a silkier tannin profile and aged 17 months in 88% French oak (28% new).
Sonoma County mountain, ridge and hillside estate fruit translates to high-toned red and black fruit, with distinct rich tannins and a soft lingering finish.