About This Wine
The 2008 Merlot grapes came from our Eakle Ranch estate located in the north eastern hills of Napa Valley. These grapes were harvested on September 30, 2008 and then barrel aged in 100% French oak for 20 months. The 2008 Merlot Eakle Ranch was bottled on September 10, 2010 and has an aging potential of 10 years.
On the nose, strawberries, cherries and plum primary fruits, with spicy fruitcake complexity. Notes of violets, earthy, and mocha. The palate is vibrant and lively, with sinewy, yet supple and velvety tannins.