Bell Mountain Estate Red Blend, 2018

Produced by Medlock Ames

The alchemy and artistry of blending is something that challenges and motivates us as winemakers.Our goal is to create a wine that hits on all cylinders – flavor, color, texture, depth, finish, and overall impression. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.

Icons/location pin Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Bordeaux-style Red Blend
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Grilled Vegetables, Steak Tacos, Mexican, Chocolate-covered Strawberries

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Tasting Notes

Black Currant, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Mulberry

What's cool?

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Noteworthy Topography

Being blessed with the fruit from our Bell Mountain Estate Ranch and our experienced vineyard crew (several have been with us for more than a decade) who meticulously tend the vineyard rows to ensure optimum ripeness and fruit flavor, make things more manageable. We culled several blocks from our estate’s Alexander Valley side to craft this final blend.

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Soil That Matters

This blend captures the landscape of our 100% organically farmed Bell Mountain Ranch. Along with herbicide- free farming we continuously work to improve the quality of our soils year after year. This includes planting cover crop, reduced tilling, reduced irrigation, and incorporating animals were we can.

Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Medlock Ames

Medlock Ames organically farms 55 acres of vineyards in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. Taste our sustainably farmed and handcrafted wines unique to the terroir of our Bell Mountain Vineyards.

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What's in the bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon (70%)
Merlot (19%)
Cabernet Franc (6%)
Petite Verdot (2%)
Malbec (1%)
ABV: 14.7%
Acidity: ph of 3.74 acidity of 6.2 g/l
Harvest
Cabernet Sauvignon from 20 year old vines from Bell Mountain, Alexander Valley (70%). Harvested on 2018-10-30 at 25.0 brix .
Merlot from Bell Mountain, Alexander Valley (19%).
Cabernet Franc from Bell Mountain, Alexander Valley (6%).
Petite Verdot from Bell Mountain, Alexander Valley (2%).
Malbec from Bell Mountain, Alexander Valley (1%).
Press: All grapes crushed and fermented on the skins
Winemaking
Fermentation: Fermented separately and blended 6 months to 1 year post aging
Aging
20 months in 3% new French oak, 97% neutral oak
Bottled on: 2020-07-03

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