1400 cases produced
Grown at the highest elevation in the vineyard, Blocks 1 and 2 were planted with Pommard and Wädenswil clones in the Spring of 1999. Never irrigated, the roots from the vines go deeper, adding to the complexity of the wine. The East facing slope provides for exposure to the morning sun, burning off the morning dew and going behind the hills in mid-afternoon.
The 2012 Merriman Estate was made in only twelve barrels and shows the intense flavors that only the highest elevation and lowest yields of our vineyard can produce. The long, seductive mouthfeel is a slow and contemplative interplay of plush dark fruit, cocoa powder, cardamom pods and clove oil that cleave with the silky tannins that are only found from outstanding vintages in ideal growing conditions.
300 cases produced