Named for the Suscol Indians who populated this area, Suscol RAnch is located on the dark, compact soils found at the entrance to Jamieson Canyon, south of the city of Napa. This merlot offers a remarkably lush and supple texture that few merlots can match. Flavors of briar, plum, and sage are enhanced by vanilla and toasty oak as the wine evolves into a persistent and flavorful finish.
100% Merlot. Nickel & Nickel was founded in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente with a mission to focus exclusively on producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines. Nickel & Nickel is located in Oakville, along Highway 29, on 42 acres that were originally settled as a farmstead in the 1880s. The winery's collection of classic barns along with the site's original Queen Anne-style home brings the historic farmstead back to life, while housing a cutting-edge winery capable of hand crafting up to 25 single-vineyard wines. The restored farmstead, to passersby on Highway 29, gives off an illusion of timelessness and at the same time deceptively conceals an incredibly sophisticated winery.