TASTING NOTES: Our Merlot vines are rooted in the foothills of an ancient volcano, Mt. George. These rocky slopes are in a climate sweet spot: close enough to the cool San Pablo Bay to give the wine aromas of rosemary and mint, warm enough to bring out flavors of blackberry and spice. We finish the wine in oak to add a hint of cocoa and a velvety texture. TECHNICAL NOTES: Average 12 days of maceration 16 months of barrel age in 52% new French oak Overall oak profile 98% French, 2% American.