Each vine type performs best when it is planted in the kind of soil and climate in which it was born. The clay-rich soil of our Clay Station Vineyard is punctuated with sand and rock which provides a mix similar to the ancestral home of clone selection 181 in Bordeaux, France.
This Bordeaux-style Merlot opens with aromas of blackberry, cherry, vanilla and baking spice. Fresh fruit flavors of ripe plum, black cherry and toasty oak provide a lingering finish.
This expressive 181 Merlot is the perfect companion for pasta with Italian sausage and roasted peppers or pan-seared steak covered in sauteed mushrooms.
||French and American oak