Parcel 41

The name Parcel 41 is derived from the original agriculture land assessor’s plot number for our original ranch in Napa Valley, California which supplied the fruit for our inaugural vintage in 2005

In the ensuing years we have looked beyond our borders to source the most perfect fruit from small vineyard plots that, because of varying weather conditions, yield superior grapes in a given year. With this practice we are able to continue to offer you consummate varietals of the vintage at modest prices when compared to similar Napa Valley wines.

Merlot

Vintage: 2017

Description

The Parcel 41 Merlot shines ruby red in the glass, with shimmering purple undertones. The nose is dark and alluring, with aromas of black currant, saddle leather, and milk chocolate, with a subtle and delicate floral note. The mouth is soft and substantial, with round, mouth-filling tannins layering smoothly with the densely packed flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, spicy black plum, and smoky espresso. This wine is a crowd pleaser and will pair well with a meal of pan roasted pork chops with thyme and currants, served with bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts and a wild rice pilaf.

Technical information

  • 93% Merlot, 3% Petit Sirah
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Vineyard sites: Napa and Sonoma Counties.
  • Aging: Eight months in new and once-used French oak barrels.
  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • TA: 4.9 g/L
  • pH: 3.96
  • RS: 1.9 g/L