The 2015 Harris Merlot is the juiciest of our Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard
Merlots. A good swirl of the glass offers aromas of ripe plum, cinnamon and
toasted oak. This aromatic profile continues on the palate with accompanying
flavors of dried herb and baking spices. Warm oak complements the fruit, and
the wine’s rounded tannins makes it easily approachable upon release.
The 50-acre Harris Vineyard is located in western Oakville, just east of
Branding Iron Vineyard. Nickel & Nickel’s five acres are comprised of two
blocks that offer a southern exposure and soil of gravelly clay loam. Thinning
passes allow each cluster to hang freely, optimizing the trellis system, and
taking advantage of the warm climate to reach full maturity.