The dense garnet color follows through to the rim. The nose is warm and dusty with red rose, black cherry, and tobacco aromas. The mouth offers warm cloves that elevate the fruit flavors in this full-bodied wine.
Wine Maker Notes
Blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in small oak cooperage, this gorgeous Merlot displays the consistency of fruit source and winemaking from its Monticello Road vineyard.
Hagafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California’s premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District--Napa’s newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas--the well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was harvested in 1980. In the ensuing years, Hagafen has grown from a small partnership producing wine with grapes from Winery Lake Vineyard, then owned by Rene DiRosa, to a well-established wine company whose wines are distributed throughout North America and overseas. Since 1980 Hagafen wines have been served on numerous occasions at the White House to visiting foreign dignitaries.