Derenoncourt California

2009 Napa Valley Merlot, Stagecoach Vineyard

Vivid, voluptuous and inviting, this gem from Stagecoach Vineyard’s rocky soil 2,000 feet up Atlas Peak offers a glimpse of Merlot the way it’s meant to be. Stéphane knows the nuances of Merlot better than anyone, and he has an unsurpassed ability to bring out its very best. That means cultivating a lively freshness that invigorates a lush and deep core of sweet red fruit, resulting in sensations of pure pleasure. With a generous and soaring bouquet of wildflowers, cherries and sweet basil, and flavors of creamy oak, freshly-picked berries and savory herbs blending into soft folds of velvety tannin, this sensual wine is the kind of seduction that leads to addiction. Drink at your own peril.

140 cases produced. Sold Out.