2015 Forthright Merlot

2015 Forthright Merlot

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

  • Alcohol 15.50%
  • pH 3.59
2015 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 Clone181


Harvested on October 15, 2015
Fermented in small lots
Aged in French Oak barrels for 36 months and 12 months in bottle
100% Merlot grapes
106 cases produced
pH 3.59, Alc. 15.8%

Tasting Notes:

Complex nose with a myriad of aromas that compete for attention with notes of rose petal, nutmeg, ripe dark berries, toasted oak and fig. Full bodied with dark cherry fruit, a bit of raspberry, plum and fig. Finish evolves to lightly toasted oak and chocolate. At once powerful and elegant. This wine pairs perfectly with a rare cut of prime steak.


2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner

Brand for Forthright Winery
Like all great ideas, Forthright had its genesis in a pub, the original Celtic Crossings in Chicago.

The Fellows: a Raconteur, an Artist, a Brain and a Lush - All galvanised by their sense of adventure and treading the road less travelled, created 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.

Good company deserves good wine, and with Forthright we make the wines we want to drink and share with all wine lovers.

The two Fellows on the ground, Patrick, who has over a decade of wine making experience and Rafer, who has three years of experience, hand-craft our wines without compromise. They know each and every barrel of wine we produce and they will only bottle our wine when it meets their high standards. Besides making the wine, they run the day-to-day winery operations, including hosting our incomparable barrel-to-bottle tasting experience out of our cave.

The remaining two Fellows, Ed and Sel, are more of long-distance support. Ed ‘The Stritch’ is based in Chicago, Sel is based in London, England.

Forthright - Eccentric, colourful and exceptional.

Go Forth!

A craft. A code. A fellowship.
2255 Dry Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558

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