Sourced from gravel benchlands in the Alexander Valley, the Merlot displays
what can best be described as opulent restraint. The palate flavors are both
savory (espresso/walnut) and fruit driven (pomegranate/cherries), while
the structure is at once tightly strung and plush.
Stonestreet's winemaker likes to
say that the Merlot has "one foot in the New World and one foot in the Old."