Grapes for this wine are sourced from the Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard.
Search Rank 6110
Over all vintages, this was the 6110th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 8711th
Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the south-west of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world, and in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.
California's Sonoma Valley is arguably America's second most famous wine region. It is trumped only by the Napa Valley, its eastern neighbor on the other side of the Mayacamas Mountains. It should be noted, however, that it is the name 'Sonoma' that has gained this fame, rather than the Sonoma Valley per se. While the term 'Napa' essentially covers all wines from Napa County and Napa Valley, 'Sonoma County' and 'Sonoma Valley' are far from synonymous. This distinction is vital to those seeking an understanding of California's two top wine regions.
Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.... more
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