Jarvis Estate Grown Merlot 2013, Napa Valley, California

These 2013 Merlot grapes were estate grown on the hillside vineyards 1,000 feet above Napa Valley. The cool growing region allows for a long hang time for the grapes, resulting in a full-flavored wine. The wine was cave fermented and aged 19 months in new French oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2013 release is 100% Merlot and is especially flavor intense with an appealing range of plum, black cherry and spice flavors along with a hint of toasty vanilla on the finish.