rich, yet elegant and well-structured.
Shows generous ripe black cherry and dusty soil on the nose. Plentiful
red and black cherry, dried sage and
black tea leaf with well integrated tannins, in the mouth. Great now and also built to last for many
Harvest Dates 2007 Merlot
October 7 to 9
Ten Days at 72 to 75
Time in Wood
Now – 2020
Mayacamas is located in the Mt. Veeder district of the Mayacamas mountains in Western Napa County, at approximately 2000 feet above sea level.
Soil and Climate. The thin, rocky volcanic soil at Mayacamas produces small, intensely flavored grapes. Mild summers and wet, cold winters magnify these characteristics.
Varietals and Vineyards
Our 2007 Merlot is composed of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. All grapes were harvested from the vineyards here on Mt. Veeder between October 7 to 9, 2007. The vines are “dry farmed” (no irrigation), which produces great richness of varietal flavor.
The 2007 Merlot was fermented for ten days at 72 to 75 degrees F. The wine was then aged for six months in large oak casks, followed by one year in small oak barrels. It was bottled in April 2009.