Wines from the 88 Merlot Vineyard Block

2016 88 Merlot

88 Merlot is symbolic of dual infinity. In Chinese culture, 88 represents good fortune and continuity. Occurance of the number 8 spans across Summerland Estate. 2016 Merlot offers delicate and soft tannins. Chocolate aromas are followed by black cherry and sweet plum, finishing with smooth vanilla cream notes that elegantly exemplify the unique terroir of Summerland Estate Winery.


Harvest: October 28, 2016

Aged: 8 months in French Oak

PH: 3.67

TA: 6.3

RS: 0.8 g/L

Alc: 13.5%

Location: 49.638188 -119.684388

2016 88 Reserve Merlot

Small Batch. 6363 bottles produced.


2016 Reserve Merlot offers medium tannin structure expressing dark berries and rich cocoa. French barrels create a medium body and vanilla bean finish layered with expressions of Summerland.


Harvest: October 28, 2016

Aged: 24 months in French Oak

PH: 3.55

TA: 6.2

RS: 0.8 g/L

Alc: 13.5%

Location: 49.638188 -119.684388