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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 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...

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2014 Merlot

Jackson Park Vineyard

Seductive and elegant, this Merlot has intense aromatics, full of juicy boysenberry, blueberry,...

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Merlot Alexander Valley

2013 Alexander Valley Merlot

Alexander Valley

Black cherry and blackberry flavors intermingle with savory black licorice notes.

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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...

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2012 Jackson Park Merlot

Jackson Park Vineyard

Aromas of juicy boysenberry, black cherry, black plum and blackberry preserves.

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