Scroll to Discover

2020 Viewfinder Merlot Howell Mountain Napa Valley

Shadow Landscape image 2020 Viewfinder Merlot Howell Mountain Napa Valley image number null

Our newly introduced Viewfinder series was inspired by Jack’s photography and comprises limited-edition wines. For the first time, Stephanie Jacobs Director of Winemaking crafted a Merlot from our renowned Howell Mountain vineyard for this series.

The fruit from the rugged slopes of Howell Mountain, where vineyards lie high above Napa Valley’s signature fog between 1,100 and 1,900 feet of elevation, is defined by iron-rich, volcanic soils. These soils force the vines to produce small, intense grapes which translate into powerful and intensely concentrated wines.

Get wine selections curated just for you and delivered right to your door in a quarterly basis. Save 15% on ALL wine purchases.
Shadow Landscape image 2020 Viewfinder Merlot Howell Mountain Napa Valley image number null

Production Notes

2020 Viewfinder Merlot, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
null

Blend

98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation

Each lot was allowed to macerate and ferment separately in the winery to gain optimum color, flavor, and aromatic complexity.

Aging

Aged 17 months in 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak

Bottled

April 2022