Our inaugural vintage, the 2015 DARE by Viader Merlot showcases the quality and structure available from this classic Bordeaux varietal. Our winemaker Alan Viader sourced the grapes for this special bottling from vineyards all over Napa Valley in order to bring together the best characteristics of Merlot.
Winemakers' Tasting Notes: Garnet in color, this wine has rich aromas of ripe dark fruit like huckleberry, blueberry and Bing cherry, accented with herbal undertones and dried rose petals. Powerful red and blue fruit, such as strawberry and plum, meet cedar, baking spices and chocolate on the nose. Its lush crisp acidity expands into a mouthful of round and tongue-coating tannins that dance on the palate. A subtle hint of vanilla rounds the finish. Drink Now - 5 years
Varietal Breakdown: 100% Merlot
Production: 10 Barrels
Appellation: Napa Valley
Food Pairing Suggestion: Herb-crusted Roasted Pork Tenderloin
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