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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2004
Rays Station Alexander Valley Merlot 2004
(search item no. 95006)

PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot is well-balanced and quite complex. You'll find layers of plums, black cherries and pomegranate with underlying hints of cream. On the palate the lush fruit is balanced by approachable tannins. The finish is delicate and smoky.
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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.