2018 Grieve Family Estate Merlot

The Grieve family is pleased to announce the 2023 release of their highly anticipated 2018 Grieve Family Estate Merlot. Produced from the small 4.5 acre block planted to the estate vineyard, Grieve Family Merlot exemplifies the suppleness and vibrant fruit expression of this classic Bordeaux varietal when treated to the ideal growing conditions. The distinctly cooler daytime temperatures, layered volcanic soils and elevated exposure of the winery’s Lovall Valley estate vineyard allows the Merlot to ripen slowly and evenly, maximizing the exquisite balance of flavor, richness and tension. At only 100 cases, the 2018 Grieve Family Estate Merlot will be made available exclusively to mailing list customers in 2023.