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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2001
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2001
(search item no. 79217)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2001 Ray's Station Merlot is lush with berry and cherry flavors with just a hint of mint. It has a soft palate and is also easy and well balanced on the finish. A delicious pairing with coq au vin.
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About Rays Station:

One hundred fifty years ago, retired Captain John Ray planted his first grapes in the Alexander Valley. At the same time, his ranch was becoming renowned as a stagecoach station stop for travellers making the trek through the Mayacamas Mountains to the Geysers.

Not only popular as a rest stop, Ray's Station was gaining a reputation for its quality regional wines, made from grapes grown in the valley and along the lower slopes of Ray's ranch. Today, the wines of Ray's Station pay tribute to that pioneer spirit with a gutsy, food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that are testaments to the character of Captain John Ray.