Volante Vineyards


2004 Merlot

CA - Napa Valley - Napa Valley
Size: 750ml


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Supple and generous, smooth and velvety with layers of black cherry and plum fruit. The palate is rich and well defined with spicy vanilla oak adding a nice flavor dimension while soft tannins add structure. The flavors gain complexity on a lengthy finish with hints of cinnamon.


Total Cases: 800
Harvest Dates: October 2004
Bottling Date: November 2006
Release Date: July 2008

Average Degree Brix: 28.0
Titratable Acidity: g/L
pH at Bottling:
Alcohol Level: 14.6000%

Blend/Composition: 82% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel
Fermentation: Open Top with punch downs twice daily.
Aging: About 49% new oak, of this 50% was French from Radoux and 50% American from Seguin Moreau

Winemaker's Notes

Aging very well, this wine has shown considerable improvement in the last 2 years and is predicted to benefit from more maturity.

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