Blend: 87% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah
Grown on vineyards reaching 1,800-2,400 feet above sea level, this
Merlot represents the layered richness of Stonestreet's Alexander Mountain
Estate. Contributing to the wine are the southeast-oriented vineyards
which add intense cassis and chocolate flavors, the western vineyards
which convey a mineral core and the sun-intense plateau vineyards
which express bright fruit flavors and lush tannins.
"...subtle layers of spicy black fruit surrounded by notes of chocolate
and coffee. The tannins are firm, smooth and round."
– Graham Weerts, Winemaker