2016 Nickel & Nickel Harris Vineyard Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley
2016 Nickel & Nickel Harris Vineyard Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley
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SKU: 003-MHA166

The juiciest of our Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Merlots, lush layers of ripe plum and red fruit flavors envelop the palate. When grown in the right places, Merlot can be exquisite all on its own.

Wine Specs
Harvest Date
September 29, 2016
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright red fruits, candied blueberry, Santa Rosa plum and menthol aromas all blend together to intoxicate the nose as the 2016 Harris Vineyard Merlot wafts from the glass. On the palate, a juicy and fruity entry is supported by chewy tannins and a balancing acidity, creating lush layers that coat the tongue and produce a soft, elegant finish.
Vineyard Notes
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.