2011 Estate Merlot Reserve
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Blend: 100% Merlot (Clones 3 & 181)
Aging: 22 Months, 30% New American Oak
Bottled: Fall 2013
Released: Spring 2014
Cases Produced: 90
A reserve signifies something that is to be revered, cherished, and applauded when in given vintages a block, a varietal, or wine outshines. 2011 with a consistent warmth throughout the growing season produced wines with bold structure and finesse. A time for showing off what can come from the land, even stand up to offerings from other more notorious regions. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is just that, a bold statement from the vineyard putting it up on a world-class pedestal. Aromas of clove, pomegranate, licorice, cigar box, roasted red peppers, menthol, and graphite are expressed. Needless to say we are proud of it, and so will you be with it in your cellar.