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"From a winery that shows deft hand at everything it tackles, a concentrated, young Merlot. Distinctive for its rich acids as well as the deep core of blackberry and coffee flavors and firm tannins." --Wine Enthusiast Magazine


"A soft, ripely flavored Merlot, which is full-bodied, lightly oaked, and long on the finish, tasting of blueberry, cedar, plum, and oak. Excellent value."

--Restaurant Wine Magazine

2001 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

0.55 T.A., 3.84 pH

13.5% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 20 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 5 years

Bottled August 27, 2003

Released May 1, 2004

850 cases produced




Gold, Mendocino County Fair

Silver, Orange County Fair

Bronze, Riverside International

Bronze, National Orange Show

Bronze, Los Angeles County Fair

Bronze, San Francisco International