Farella Park Merlot 2009
Tom Farella expects the new Coombsville, Napa AVA to become synonymous with Merlot. He is a grower, selling of 90% of his grapes to wineries (like Merryvale and Hunnicutt). The reserved 10% make up his estate wines. The grapes for this wine come from three low yielding (1.5 tons per acre) vineyard blocks of clay rich soil, situated along the Coombsville Divide, straddling the Sarco and Tulocay drainages out of Coombsville that head westward towards the Napa River.
|Farella Park Merlot 2009
The wine is soft yet well structured. A dark ruby colour and medium-full body, its has nuances of cocoa and savory flavors balanced by round, stone fruit, cherry and some spice on the long finish. It mellows in French oak (15% new) for 28 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 205 cases produced. A very good value for such a high quality wine, try it and experience how good California merlot can be.