Ovid Experiment No. M 2.6 Red, Napa Valley 2016
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Sourced from our one-acre block of Merlot, this grape often plays a supporting role in our blends. It provides nice richness and roundness in the mid-palate. As a tiny but integral part of Ovid and Hexameter, Merlot is often overshadowed by its brawnier siblings, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Knowing that our Merlot is noble in its own right, this Experiment is an exploration of the age-ability of mountain Merlot. This wine exhibits voluptuous notes of plum, black cherry and cedar which are complemented by notes of violet candies, mulberry, black olive and orange rind. As a counterpoint to the other expressions from our estate, this broad and expansive offering achieves an equally authentic sense of place.