The 2016 Merlot Reserve is a single varietal Napa Valley Merlot, crafted for our Luna Black Label Collection. This wine is a blend of grapes from Calistoga and Pope Valley, which are incredible growing areas and impart unique qualities to this blend. These northern regions are warm with rocky soils that produce dense, bold fruit flavors.
Overall the 2016 was a refined, elegant vintage making a classic wine that can be nicely consumed in the next three years, but strong enough to age for 15 years.
Expect Notes Of
Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, and toffee on the nose; boysenberry, plum, black cherry, cedar, and cocoa powder on the palate
22 months in French oak barrels
Bordelaise steak & frites, gourmet burger & aioli