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Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA
Oak Knoll District
Napa Valley, CA
When you purchase the 2015 Greyscale Wines Merlot by the case (12 bottles), Greyscale Owners Jean and Larry Rowe cordially invite you and three guests to join them for a VIP wine tasting in St. Helena. Enjoy time to relax and taste through current Greyscale Wines' vintages and select Library wines during your next trip to the Napa Valley!
Greyscale Wines 2015 Merlot, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
The 2015 Merlot was born out of Greyscale’s dream to create elegant, Bordeaux-style wine using premium California grapes. This is the second vintage we’ve featured on Cellar Angels, and it again overdelivers. The wine shows off a brilliant, nearly opaque deep ruby core and a rich, glass-coating viscosity. Enticing aromatics of fresh, ripe blackberry, red plum and cherry with notes of cinnamon spice, vanilla and soft, integrated oak. The palate is so beautifully silky, with juicy, dark fruit flavors, dark chocolate and bakeshop spices. Acidity and tannins are nicely balanced, with a soft tannic coating on the palate and a lingering, perfectly food-friendly finish.
~Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels' Chief Marketing Angel
93% Merlot (Clone 181), 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Single vineyard in the Oak Knoll District AVA, Napa Valley, CA
Gold Medal - 2018 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2018 Beverage Tasting Institute
Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Kian Tavakoli: With over 25 years of winemaking, operations and viticultural experience, Kian brings a stellar combination of sensory and production skills to Greyscale Wines. Having graduated with a degree in enology from UC Davis in 1992, Kian spent 4 years learning Cabernet winemaking at Opus One before he became Assistant Winemaker at Clos Du Val where he ran their red wine program. Today he is a consulting winemaker for numerous wineries in Northern California, including Angelo Cellars and Mario Bazán Cellars.
- Stainless steel fermentation followed by 22 months in 100% French oak barrels.
Read about Jean and Larry's Bordeaux winemaking inspiration on our blog site, The Daily Flight.