Our selection is a very special one indeed. It is our very own wine, specifically made from grapes we purchased from Welch Family Vineyards. Mark and Corey Welch have been farming their 32 acres for nearly 40 years near the Russian River in Mendocino.
The modest yield of four tons to the acre assures that these 20-year-old vines produce the finest grapes in the region. The grapes are so good that many of the top wineries in California like Mondavi, Kendall-Jackson, and Cakebread purchase grapes from Welch.
Mendocino is really two areas in one. The western part of Mendocino is cooler in climate, making it a wonderful home to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The eastern region near Ukiah is where the bold redshail like Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Merlot. Here, the warmer climate ripens the grapes to perfection and is paired with careful attention to the farming, ensuring that only the best grapes are delivered.
Our selection is 100% estate grown Merlot with breed and elegance to spare. It is a perfect example of a sublime Merlot. In other words, this selection is a wonderful testament to Mendocino.
Here we have a fully integrated Merlot with all the blueberries, hints of cocoa, and anise that signal the lovely earth and bittersweet cherry to follow. The finish just keeps on coming.
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