The grapes come from estate vineyards in the Sonoma and Russian River valleys, as well as from growers in Sonoma County and other top appellations, including Alexander Valley and Rockpile. All grapes are hand harvested, gently destemmed and crushed before cold soaking to extract optimal colour and flavour. The wine is matured in oak barrels. This Merlot is smooth and elegant with classic flavours and aromas of cherry, chocolate and plum. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish.