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Gold, San Diego International

Gold, Orange County Fair

Silver, Mendocino County Fair

**** "Very ripely flavored, supple in texture, full bodied; a well balanced, moderately rich Merlot with blackberry and cherry fruitiness, with overtones of toast, vanilla and oak. Excellent value." --Restaurant Wine Maganzine


2009 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

0.62 T.A., 3.79 pH

13.5% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 20 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 5 years

Bottled August 24, 2011

Release date: November 2011

160 cases produced