Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

In 2020, we had the opportunity to work with Bedrock Vineyard and source Merlot from it. This is our first Merlot. Bedrock is a historic vineyard next to Sonoma, and we love the way they work and the way their viticulure is sustainable and their vineyards and the fruit is just perfect.

We felt very lucky and made two barrels. It's really nice because the sugar ripens slower than the flavors, so we're able to pick at a nice moderate sugar level, have a moderate alcohol wine with beautiful richness and complexity. We're drawing on the experiences we had in Bordeaux, working with Merlot and learning about Merlot, being on the vineyards there, tasting the wines, and we feel that we're actually able to get something that's much classier and less fruit forward than the average California Merlot here. We're extremely excited to make this again in the future.

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