2017 Hall Merlot 1.5L
Deep ruby in color, the 2017 HALL Napa Valley Merlot features beautiful, open aromas with hints of violet, fresh cherry, blackberry and cocoa. Concentrated red and black fruits resonate on the palate which is layered with fine grained tannin. The finish is long and fresh, with continued fruit notes, subtle baking spice, and a hint of cracked pepper.
|Varietal Composition||75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||22 Months in 50% New French Oak|
|Vintage Notes||Our 2017 harvest wrapped up early fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state, ending a five-year drought. The season began with rainfall that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early at a normal pace, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing grapes to ripen gradually. This is a strong quality vintage.|