The 2011 Estate Merlot was sourced from the Yverdon Vineyard on Spring Mountain, located at an elevation of 2,000 feet.
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The property is located at the highest elevations in the Spring Mountain District and experiences warm mornings due to being above the fog and cooler afternoon temperatures due to the elevation.
In 2009 we were blessed by a mild spring, late spring rains helped to develop water reservoirs, along with the lower than average high temperatures, helped reduce the need for water, resulting in higher flavor concentration in the fruit.
Terra Valentine is sources from two estate vineyards that capture the best of Spring Mountain District winegrowing: The Wurtele Vineyard and the Yverdon Vineyard.