Noble Tree Wickersham Ranch Merlot 2013
Wickersham Ranch Vineyard
The Vineyard is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. It is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest quality.
A beautiful, dark ruby-purple colored Merlot. Offers aromas of lead pencil, and spiced red fruits. Flavors of blackberry, black pepper with an almost spicy texture. Finishes with well defined chalky tannins.
Wine EnthusiastTannic, thick and mired in tar and oak, this estate wine has a lack of fruit that puts it off balance.