From the winery:
Grown in Napa Valley's premier vineyards, our Merryvale Varietal and Single Vineyard wines are limited production, expressive wines. Hand picked, and carefully sorted, these wines are handcrafted in small lots and aged in the finest French oak. - See more at: http://www.merryvale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=wines.main#sthash.UpLwQxMt.dpuf
This 2009 vintage is an elegant expression of Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot offering dark cherry fruit character. We added Syrah and Malbec to the blend for enhanced complexity. This is a great food wine and its dusty tannins make it a perfect match with Italian food.