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2002 D’Argenzio
Merlot Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

This distinctively lush and elegant Merlot, marked by Aromas of ripe cherries and coffee, with the lingering tastes of cocoa beans and dried black figs, is calming and tantalizing. Leaving a passion for more. Aging Well.

Rutherford Vineyards

The Rutherford appellation boasts a warm, well- suited climate for growing full- bodied, extracted Merlot. Warm summer days give way to cool evenings. The soil is gravelly, clay, loam that is part of the Rutherford alluvial fan. It is well drained and receives minimal irrigation throughout the growing season.

This first release of Merlot from D’Argenzio winery is a full bodied, stylish and elegant wine. The nose offers an intriguing, spicy; almost perfume character contributing to its wonderful aroma. The ripe fruit flavors of cherries and plums, which follow, are rich and supple with just the right amount of oak. Moderate tannins and good acidity assist in providing balance and structure.
This limited production bottling of only 84 cases will be a worthy entry into the premium Merlot field. Enjoy it by itself or serve it with your favorite comfort food.

May 2004

Rutherford Vineyards

85% Merlot
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc

84 Cases – Limited Allocation


17 Months
100% French Oak

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Hand crafted by the D’Argenzio Family



Spice, eucalyptus, earth, smoke and dust aromas with flavors of soft red currant, plum, olive, blackberry and oak; somewhat simple; some tartness on the finish. Very limited production

In the News
The Chronicle’s Wine Selections: Napa Valley Merlot
Thursday, February 24, 2005

86 points
Excellent – a wine with special qualities; Brilliant ruby red. Beautiful aroma of black cherry, coffee, violets and sweet oak. A rich entry leads to a moderately full- bodied palate with a supple mouth feel. The long finish has perfect acidity and sleek tannins. A wonderfully pure and well-balanced Merlot. Leaving a passion for more.
2005 Wine Enthusiast.

January 22, 2024 Breanna D'Argenzio
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