2014 Forthright Merlot Long Barrel Reserve

2014 Forthright Merlot Long Barrel Reserve

CA - Napa Valley - Oak Knoll District
$175.00 / 750 mL

  • Alcohol 15.80%
  • pH 3.57
2014 Forthright Merlot Long Barrel Reserve


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 48 months
100% Merlot grapes
78 cases produced
pH 3.57, Alc. 15.8%

Tasting Notes:

Extraordinarily complex - aged characters and deep concentrated flavors. Tightly woven with dark fruit flavors of plum, black cherry and currant mixed with wood, cedar and sweet tobacco ending with a little spice and a earthy finish. A wine to be savored and contemplated!


2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal

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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