The 2021 Hayes Valley Merlot is an elegant approach to a classic grape varietal. The wine is produced in a style that would suit the finest of wine lists but would fit in on the porch on a sunny day. The natural acidic structure from the California grapes helps it stand up to a great meal, but the subtle tannic structure lets it stand alone as great sipping wine. The bright fruit notes classic to the Merlot varietal stand out and the undertones of vanilla and sweet oak help balance out the palate.
Aroma: Raspberry, Oak, Cinnamon
Structure: Full Body, Medium Acid, Medium Tannins
Flavors: Dark Plums, Clove, Graphite
84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Roast Duck, Pizza with Goat Cheese, Turkey Chili