A more idyllic setting could not be found than Ian Morrison’s Merlot Vineyard. Cross the Sonoma Creek at the mouth of Adobe Canyon in Kenwood into this small hollow, nestled against the hills surrounded by the forest’s edge. Merlot loves it here, kept happy by Ian’s green organic thumb. It’s always a bit cooler here than the valley floor. This
Merlot responded in kind, expressing this place, this terroir, in its nose, its taste, its lush fruit flavor, and its balance.
Whole berry fermentation, gentle handling and attention to the myriad of details, over its three-year journey from vine to bottle, has enhanced the magic experienced in the vineyard.
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, Organically grown, Organically made
Barrel aged 40 months in 70%American and 30% French oak, 38%
new. Unfined, Velcorin free, R.S. 0.027%. Organically made, Vegan,
SO2 at release 12 ppm, low histamines.
We made 330 cases.