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Merlot

For more than 30 years, Merlot has been a signature wine for Matanzas Creek. A noble variety that is the most widely planted grape in its native Bordeaux, Merlot is profoundly impacted by mesoclimates and soils. The cooler sites in Sonoma County, such as Bennett Valley, yield elegant, well-structured wines. The slightly warmer pockets, such as Knights Valley or Alexander Valley, produce rich, powerful wines. Five estate vineyards provide the range of flavors, aromatics and textures needed to create the winery’s four unique bottlings. Winemaker Marcia Monahan-Forno’s goal each vintage is to produce a Merlot that tastes like Merlot rather than Cabernet. Each of these wines is dense, concentrated, structured, velvety and age-worthy.

Knights Valley Merlot

2012 Merlot

Knights Valley

The 2012 Growing season was stellar,  one of the best vintages in decades.

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2012 Jackson Park Vineyard Merlot

2012 Merlot

Jackson Park Vineyard

Jackson Park Vineyard Merlot comes from the estate property located just across the street from...

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Merlot Alexander Valley

2011 Alexander Valley Merlot

Alexander Valley

The 2011 growing season was reminiscent of that found in Bordeaux, with cool temperatures and...

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Merlot Sonoma County

2012 Sonoma County Merlot

Sonoma County

The 2012 growing season was one of the most stellar in decades.

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