Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
This 100% Merlot expresses the concentrated depth of flavor that 38-year-old vines produce.
This vintage’s fruit comes from 38-year-old vines. I have watched this vineyard develop over the years and it is just reaching its prime in maturity. The backbone of the fruit made exceptional starting material, and the barrel program I selected gave it beautifully textured oak flavors, with some neutral barrels developing loosely structured tannins, with a gorgeously smooth finish.
Ruby red, with aromas of dark berries, black cherry, herbs, and layers of vanilla, baking spice, fennel and toasted oak. Medium-bodied with mild tannins and a lingering finish. Classy, complex, supple: a Merlot to fall in love with.
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Alcohol: 14.6 %
Residual Sugar: 0.05 %
TA: 5.4 g/l
195 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Fermented in stainless and then aged in 50% new French and 50% neutral American oak.