The true blending of Merriam Vineyards wines begins with the grapes, where distinct varietals are carefully selected and planted to capture the best of Sonoma County’s diverse terroir. Our two vineyard sites, each with their own unique soil composition and geography, allow us to plant particular vines on land that best allows them the opportunity to produce exceptional fruit. Merriam Vineyards are committed to vineyard designated wines and thus/subsequently produce roughly eighty five percent of our own estate fruit on site. Those additional grapes, while farmed elsewhere in the county, come from accomplished local growers who share the same vision and commitment to honoring the relationship between vine and terroir.
2012 Cabernet Franc, Jones Vineyard - The deep, purple
garnet color invites you to smell the aroma black currant, blueberries with a hint of clove. On the palate, thick and viscous withlayered notes of blackberry, red currant, pomegranate and mocha. Long lingering finish with solid tannins for lasting cellaring potential. more