The first observation made about Post House Black Mail Merlot is often the color. These are perhaps some of the darkest, deepest colored wines to be found. This is a result of a combination of the terroir and vinification process.
The cellar only produces a small quantity of wine and assumes a hands-on and conscientious approach at each step. With creativity, the whole wine package is fine-tuned.
Interference is kept to a minimum during the wine making process. Therefore, the grapes are handled as gently as possible. The grapes are harvested into small fruit bins, where they are checked and sorted before being lightly crushed and de-stalked.
The Post House Black Mail Merlot is named after a famous black mailbox on State Route 375, known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, situated in south-entral Nevada in the United States. The mailbox is labelled ”alien” and is an extraterrestrial meeting point due to the close proximity to UFO hot spot, Area 51.
10 tons of Merlot grapes are harvested every year. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 20 months.