2016 Merlot Reserve
Item No. IN0000349  •  On-site Only - Ships in 2-3 Business Days

Almost black in color, it teases the palate with glimpses of complexity that will develop considerably over time. Soft and fine tannins make this wine beautiful to drink now, but its complexity will allow it to age for years to come.


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About This Item

The 2016 Pettigrew Merlot Reserve is the last vintage from this special vineyard in Napa Valleys Coombsville district. The vineyard has finally succumbing to old age and diseases and was removed in 2017.  The gravelly loams and rocky volcanic soils found in this vineyard drained easily and the ash sub-soils hold water, which helped these vines thrive. Here, as on the right bank of Bordeaux, the cooler microclimate limited dehydration, preserved acidity levels, and helped in the long, slow ripening season.