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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2003
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2003
(search item no. 94980)

PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is well-balanced and quite complex. You'll find layers of plums, black cherries and other stone fruits, set off by tannins more enticing than what you'd normally expect in a Merlot.

This wine brings out the best in grilled game and fish, as well as with other bold dishes like stews and extravagantly seasoned red-sauce pastas.

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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.