2016 Croze Vintner's Reserve Merlot, Howell Mountain
The 2016 Croze Howell Mountain Merlot is an elegant expression of the varietal. This wine is loaded with red fruits and balanced by rich spices and well intergrated tannins. This wine is enjoyable now but has the lush structure to stand the test of time.
This is a soft and layered 100% Merlot from Howell Mountain. Aged 34 months in French Oak this wine shows wonderful plum and cherry notes on the nose balanced with leather and rich spices. Sweet oak character shines through supported by well intergrated tannins that extend the long finish on this beautifully structured Merlot.
Just 25 cases were produced of this 100% Merlot. Grapes for this wine come from one of the most prestigious AVA's in the world, Howell Mountain.
The 2016 Croze Vintner's Reserve Merlot from Howell Mountain is a first for winemaker, Daniel Benton. Merlot has always been a favorite varietal and now we offer our first vintage of this elegant wine.
||34 Months French Oak
34 Months French Oak
Neutral French Oak
New French Oak
Used French Oak