Rue Naujac 33 Merlot 2019
Born and raised in the New World but influenced by his time in Bordeaux, this Columbia Valley Merlot represents Nicholas’s story in a bottle - New World terroir meets old world "savoir faire".
Rue Naujac is the street Nicholas lived on while studying/working in France and Bordeaux is the country's 33rd department, both of which gave the inspiration for the name and lot #! He would always make reference to the "33" as a slang name for the city of Bordeaux (like THE6IX), always to the amusement of his French entourage.
Full-bodied and complex, offering aromas of plum, black currant, dark chocolate, and a hint of espresso. The mouthfeel is big with vanilla, cocoa, black cherry, and fine grain tannins leading into a fresh and balanced finish. This Merlot was aged for six months in barrels (30% new).