Merlot Wine Bottles


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 Torres 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

2013 Merlot

Knights Valley

Bright aromas of dried Bing cherry, pomegranate, and Mission figs are supported by hints of...

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...

Merlot Alexander Valley

2012 Alexander Valley Merlot

Alexander Valley

Dark fruit aromas of blackberries, Satsuma plums, and black pepper with notes of dry tobacco...

Merlot Sonoma County

2013 Sonoma County Merlot

Sonoma County

The 2013 vintage of Sonoma County Merlot is an example of what can be achieved when artisan...