Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals in the world, although often overshadowed by its half-sibling, Cabernet Sauvignon. At B Cellars, Merlot is one of our favorites due to its versatility, both in the winemaking process as well as on the dinner table. Occasionally, we discover a vineyard source that produces Merlot worthy to shine on its own. For the 2021 vintage we were fortunate to find two vineyards that met these high standards. We are proud to announce the release of two exemplary single vineyard Merlots from Hudson Vineyard and Sugarloaf Vineyard.
If you have ever driven into Napa from the south, you have likely driven past one, if not both, of these vineyards. Hudson Vineyard is located a few miles west of Highway 29, on the north side of the two-lane “Carneros Highway” connecting Sonoma and Napa. Sugarloaf Vineyard can be found on the hills directly east of the iconic Grape Crusher statue at the southern tip of Napa.
Both of the 2021 Merlots from B Cellars are stunning examples of the varietal, each proudly displaying their unique terroir. You owe it to yourself to indulge in these wines.