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2017 MERLOT, Napa Valley

2017 MERLOT, Napa Valley

A flavorful medium-bodied red with excellent depth and balance. Highlighted by notes of black cherry, cedar, and dark chocolate, with well-integrated tannins and an elegant, lingering finish.

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• 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Best of Class)

"Over 52 judges representing winemaking, trade, media, and food industries. Over 5,500 wines were submitted to the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.”

Find out more about Merlot in our Blog:
♦ Merlot - A Sideways Glance (Part 1)
♦ Merlot - A Sideways Glance (Part 2)

Featured Recipes:
♦ Flat Iron Steak with Cocoa Nibs & Coffee Rub
♦ Merlot Beef with Broccoli
♦ Bison Burgers with Cabernet Onions

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Wine Specs
87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Verdot
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 28, 2017
5.9 g/L
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 45% New Oak
Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date
June 19, 2019
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Merlot fruit sourced from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including our own estate vineyard surrounding the Castello in the foothills of the Diamond Mountain District.
Winemaker Notes
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall, a welcome end to the 4 years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occured under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of sweet fruit flavors and firm tannin structure in the reds. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent companion to most meat based dishes, especially roast lamb and duck. Also pairs well with flavorful cheeses such as brie, sharp cheddar, and aged Gouda.
3251 Cases

Product Reviews

Diane OBrien's Gravatar
Diane OBrien
(Nov 26, 2021 at 11:59 AM)
I'm not usually a Merlot person. But I haven't been steered wrong yet. It went well with the date and goat cheese appetizer I had, kale salad and yes my turkey dinner.

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Alice Babakhanian
(Jan 6, 2022 at 8:11 PM)

Angelina's Gravatar
(Jan 18, 2022 at 9:27 AM)
Very good

Shaunna's Gravatar
(Apr 2, 2022 at 9:08 PM)
I am not a wine drinker, but I love this wine! I wish I’d brought a couple more bottles home.

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David Griffin
(May 23, 2022 at 9:20 AM)
Wife and I really enjoyed this Merlot. Used to drink Merlot often as my red of choice but had gotten away from it in the past few months. Really enjoyed the smoothness and great flavor of this Merlot. Want to get it again when our club order is sent later this year.

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Taylor Campos
(Nov 17, 2022 at 1:44 AM)
Delicious for a merlot. Had as part of our tasting at castello di amoroso. Dark in color.

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Connor Rooney
(Feb 20, 2023 at 2:22 PM)
Medium body, no tannins at all, Very fruit forward, plum and blackberry on the palate with a short finish. Not a bad wine but forgettable.

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