2021 The Estates Merlot Oak Knoll


Total $95

A true reflection of place. Grapes for this Merlot were selected from our Oak Knoll District, which is known for more moderate temperatures than some other parts of Napa Valley, thanks to the cool bay breezes that drift in each day. This allows the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly while maintaining its fresh acidity and aromatics.

Spiced Plum
Dark Cherry

Spiced Plum
Black Cherry
Warm Clove

ABV 14.5%

Vintage 2021

Varietal Merlot

Appellation Oak Knoll District

Acidity 6.9 g/L

pH 3.47

Residual Sugar 0.4 g/L

Composition 98.5% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit for this Merlot comes from the vineyard of one of our long-term growers. Located on the west side of the Oak Knoll District, this spot is slightly cooler than the rest of the sub-appellation, which is ideal for growing Merlot and enables us to pick the fruit when ripeness and freshness are in perfect harmony.