Beringer’s Napa Valley Merlot is an enticing expression of this varietal and the depth and complexity of flavor it can exhibit when grown in the right place. Select vineyards and blocks from AVAs up and down the valley tare used to craft a wine that is the quintessential expression of Napa Valley terroir.
The 2013 vintage began with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was notably consistent with even, warm temperatures throughout. Harvest began quite early in August, and by September the majority of whites and lighter reds were completely off the vines. The cooler, sunny weather throughout October allowed grapes still on the vine to develop more phenolic and flavor maturity levels. Overall, it was a high quality crop that was above average in quantity.