2014 Forthright Merlot

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Fermented in small lots, this 100-percent Merlot from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley was aged in French oak barrels for 40 months.


Awards & Accolades

2020 Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal - 96 Points
2019 San Francisco Chronicle: Gold Medal
2018 San Francisco International: Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

Pomegranate, dried strawberry, fall leaves, cardamom, earth and sage. A wine for plush leather chairs, white tablecloths and nights that go on longer than expected.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • Grower: Sourced from arguably the best grower in Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Merlot grapes
  • Clone: French Bordeaux Merlot Clone 181
  • Vines: 18 years old vines, 64 acre vineyard, 787 vines planted per acre
  • Harvest: Hand Picked on October 11, 2014
  • Fermentation: Fermented in small lots
  • Aging: Aged in French Oak Barrels for 40 months
  • Production: 230 cases produced
  • Alcohol: 15.8%
  • pH 3.58, TA 6.87 g/L