2018 Merlot, Arcilla
Napa Valley, Los Carneros

2018 Merlot, Arcilla

92 Points

Wine Spectator

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2018 Merlot, Arcilla is a powerhouse style of Merlot, rife with black cherry, sandalwood, coffee, and cocoa nib notes. On the palate the wine is expansive and rewards with cherry and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, and an earthy, spicy finish that is both savory and inviting. Emblematic of a cool vintage, this Merlot, rooted in Arcilla clay soils, shows the richness and elegance of Merlot perfectly matched to its terroir.

Technical Data

Special Designation: Small Lot
Vineyard Designation: Napa Valley, Los Carneros
Harvest Date: September 28 - Oct. 8, 2018
Fermentation: 22 Days
Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
Wine Composition: 100% Merlot
Barrels Produced: 17
pH: 3.81
Alcohol: 14.6%
Acid: 5.8 g/L

Winemaker Notes |  2018 Merlot, Arcilla
Winemaker Notes | 2018 Merlot, Arcilla