2018 Acre Merlot

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The 2018 Acre Merlot is a deep purple-tinged ruby in color. From the first pour, it opens up with enticingly bold aromas of summer fruit, including black cherries, ripe strawberries, and dark plums, which carry over subtly in the mouth. On the palate, the bright acidity and textured tannins support layers of spice, dried herbs, cocoa beans, leather, and cedar, which lead to a lengthy, complex finish that takes its time to unfold. While the 2018 Merlot drinks beautifully in its youth, the robust structure also makes it a perfect candidate for cellaring.

The 2018 Merlot is 100% single vineyard Merlot from the Stags Leap District from the family-owned, sustainably farmed Stags Landing vineyard, which is managed by Napa Valley vineyard management legend Alex Vyborny (which, incidentally, is Czech for excellent, which his vineyards certainly indicate!). Mr. Vyborny has managed vineyards for Far Niente, Joseph Phelps and many many others, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this fruit. This Merlot is a Cab drinker’s Merlot and is strong, structured, and elegant.

Varietals: 100% Merlot

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
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About Acre

Napa Valley, California
United States

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For Mike and Talley Henry, who met as kids on the pristine shores of Fallen Leaf Lake in Tahoe, California, the preservation of our environment and natural resources has always been front and center. Their top priority is to produce stellar wines while minimizing the environmental footprint at every stage of the process. The Henrys have committed to sourcing their grapes from certified organically farmed vineyards, using eco-friendly lightweight bottles, using 100% recyclable materials for corks and eliminating capsules on the bottles.

The wines beautifully express the unique characteristics that define Napa Valley and are sourced from grapes from preeminent, family-owned estate vineyards in the valley, all of which adhere to sustainable and organic farming practices. The Henrys choose these vineyards because of the exceptional terroir, impeccable vineyard management, and resulting quality of the fruit, which set the stage for what you taste in the bottle.