2016 Merlot - Alexander Valley


2016 Merlot - Alexander Valley

Winemaker Notes

Blend: 100% Merlot
Cases produced: 91
Retail Price: $38
Production: Cold soak followed by stainless steel fermentation
Aging: 18 months French oak

Grapes for this luscious wine come from our Alexander Valley ranch where Bill and Yvonne Kreck live. Alexander Valley is well known as a premier region for Bordeaux varietals. Our 45-acre ranch, with gently rolling hills, has thin soils and a slightly sloping western exposure. Three separate blocks produce rich, ripe, concentrated fruit. Planted in 1991, the vines are now well established and mature.
Winemaker Notes:  A complex nose of mixed berries, plum and anise precedes flavors of opulent plum and anise with overtones of spice. The wine starts rich and silky on the palate with a long lingering finish that is reflective of the original silkiness. Pair with traditional lasagna, Beef Stroganoff or bleu cheese.