2014 Forthright Merlot

2014 Forthright Merlot

CA - Napa Valley - Oak Knoll District
$125.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 15.80%
  • pH 3.59
2014 Forthright Merlot


Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Sourced from arguably the best grower in Napa Valley
18 years old vines, 64 acre vineyard, 787 vines planted per acre
French Bordeaux Merlot Clone 181


Harvested on October 11, 2014
Fermented in small lots
Aged in French Oak Barrels for 40 months
100% Merlot grapes
200 cases produced
pH 3.59, Alc. 15.8%

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of Plum, Cherry and Black Currant along with hints of Molasses and Tobacco. Fruit flavors of Fresh Raspberry and Stewed Plum are underlined by Dark Chocolate, Cedar and Toasted Vanilla on the mid palate. On the finish the wine reverberates with Raspberry and Cherry followed by very long lasting Dark Chocolate notes.


2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal

Brand for Forthright Winery
Our purpose is simple: produce fantastic wine that reflects our values and our way of life, which mainly involves enjoying the craic surrounded by friends and family.

At Forthright, the wine we produce in the historic Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley reflects our values and way of life. Sourcing fruit from the best local growers we craft premier-quality wines in limited quantities. Honesty guides us, as does simplicity, joy and an unwavering commitment to hand crafted elegance. It is our belief that Forthright varietals and blends are among the best wines you will find in California.

Our signature Merlots, along with our red Bordeaux blend, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay offerings, are joined by other styles only in years when the fruit, and resulting wines, meet our high standards. We refuse to release a wine that is not an exquisite expression of its particular style or variety.

The craft of boutique winemaking is our life’s work. We invite you to join the Forthright Fellowship, or come taste with our winemakers in our 6,000-square-foot cave, one of the most intimate and enchanting wine visitor settings in the United States.
2255 Dry Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558

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