Merryvale's proprietors, the Schlatter Family, are winemaking traditionalists with a deep respect for Napa's winemaking legacy and a dynamic vision for the future of Napa Valley.
Owner Rene Schlatter Says ... “I enjoy drinking wines from all over the world, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, Switzerland and Napa Valley. No matter what the origin I look for purity of fruit, personality, character and a sense of place. For a wine to be great it must stand the test of time.”
Merryvale’s 2015 Calistoga Cabernet is sourced from the same two vineyards as previous vintages but this bottling is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot.
Petit Verdot brings ripe, spicy characters whereas the Cabernet is full, dense and has loads of floral and red fruit notes. The lengthy finish displays well proportioned tannins that will gain even more complexity as time passes. This wine will drink beautifully for the next 15 to 20 years.