Rabbit Ridge Sonoma Merlot 1998

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $20.99
Item No. 12814

Winemaker's Notes

We selected grapes from the famous appellations of Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys in Sonoma County to produce this Merlot. The grapes are hand-picked and then undergo an extended maceration of six weeks to assure dark. rich color and full flavors. The wine is then barrel-aged for fourteen months in French and American oak barrels, then blended with judicious amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a full-bodied wine with berry flavors and a lengthy finish. Enjoy this by the glass or with your favorite meat and pasta dishes.

Learn About Rabbit Ridge

Founded in 1981, this Sonoma winery now produces around 160,000 cases of wine each year. Each lot of wine is fermented separately and continuously evaluated to create a large array of unique and outstanding wines from many rare and unusual varietals.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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