This Merlot, grown by Oded in his 2 Hectare “Dakine” Vineyard has 14% Malbec in it, part of the field blend in this old vineyard on Westside Road near the Town of Healdsburg. Always a favorite, this wine is complex, with blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cola and spiced coffee flavors, finishing with new oaky vanillas. Really notable for its balance and harmony.
Longboard Merlot Dakine Vineyard
Longboard was born from the passion of Oded Shakked, surfer first, winemaker later, who brings a unique perspective to winemaking, or rather winegrowing as he prefers to call it. A key Oded insight: Surfing and winemaking are essentially solo activities that can reach across gender, social, economic and age boundaries, creating communities of passionate apostles who know a good wave — and a good wine — when they experience one.