2010 Merlot Alexander Valley

(not eligible for discounts)

Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Competition

Silver Medal – 2013 Orange County Wine Society

Silver Medal – 2013 Indy Intl. Wine Competition

The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard on a rise in the heart of Alexander Valley – the same vineyard that garnered our 2004 Merlot the title of Best American Merlot Under $20 in Food & Wine Magazine (October, 2007).

Deep purple in color with red highlights dancing in the glass. Plum and blueberry aromas are accented by notes of cedar, allspice and sage.  Black cherry, blueberry, plums and red cherry flavors are complemented by lingering vanilla, dried herb and spice.  This juicy, plush wine has a long finish with medium tannins and toasty oak. 

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
24
Alcohol
14.3%
pH
3.61
Brix at harvest
23.9
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
American oak
TA (g/100ml)
0.67
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1339 cases