2012 Alpha, Merlot
Impressive for the plush texture and complex, well-focused structure, aromas of dark fruit and cocoa lead to dense, rich flavors of red currant, caramel and assorted barrel spices. The flavors are rich and polished on the palate layered with a velvety texture and a dense core of lively acidity. This wine is balanced, well-structured and lusciously rich, aged in 67% new French Oak and 33% new American Oak. The fruit flavors are opulent, with supple tannins and enchanting fruit. This Alpha leverages our great tradition of Merlots with 100% Red Mountain fruit hand-picked from the famed Hightower Vineyard.