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2015 Nickel & Nickel Harris Vineyard Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley

2015 Nickel & Nickel Harris Vineyard Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley

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SKU: 003-MHA156

Vintage after vintage, this single-vineyard selection from Napa Valley's acclaimed Oakville AVA reminds us that when grown in the right places, Merlot can be exquisite all on its own. The 2015 vintage has supple tannins, lively berry and dark cherry flavors and elegantly integrated oak.

Tasting Notes
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.
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.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
September 18 - 22, 2015
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.2

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WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.