Origin is our chance to create a stylish and intriguing blend from the vineyards that Doug Hill farms in the cooler areas of southern Napa. Merlot from the Beau Terre vineyard adds plushy fruit, while the Merlot from Stewart Ranch adds a stylish side to the blend. Malbec from the Baker Vineyard has become a big part of the palate structure for Origin with its big color and lower tannins while the Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon adds dignity and structure.
The 2018 Origin has lovely aromas of ripe plum, black cherry and vanilla. The broad entry has a big mouthful of berry jam, and the palate is full bodied and smooth, expressing the plums and cherry while adding a hint of mocha on the very drinkable finish.