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.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre Vineyard
90 Points - Robert Parker
91 Points - Ken's Wine Guide
Silver Medal - 2019 SFIWC
"The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre Vineyard offers notions of freshly crushed black currants, blackberries and bay leaves with touches of pencil lead, lavender and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a lively line supporting the muscular black fruit, it finishes long with an herbal lift."
-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate