Merlot is often thought of as the little brother of Cabernet Sauvignon and the two varietals are frequently blended together. Yet, when grown in the right places, Merlot makes an exquisite wine all on its own. Nickel & Nickel identified three Napa Valley vineyards that show entirely different and delicious expressions of 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard Napa Valley Merlot.
Nickel & Nickel was founded by the partners of Far Niente, with a mission to focus exclusively on producing 100% varietal, single vineyard wines.
Harris Vineyard lies on the deep loam soils of western Oakville and yields wines noted for their structure and finesse. This Merlot is an elegant display of red fruit flavors layered with berry, cherry, vanilla and toasty oak. Firm tannins support the wine’s well proportioned structure through the long and persistent finish.