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Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2012

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750ML / 14% ABV
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750ML / 14% ABV

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This wine always impresses red wine lovers. There are spicy, earthy aromas of red cherry, vanilla, oak, cedar, plum and cassis in the glass. This wine has broad mouthfeel with flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, dark fruits and chocolate. This is a big, nicely balanced wine with chewy tannins on the long finish.

Blend: 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.4% Petit Verdot, 1.3% Malbec, 0.3% Cabernet Franc

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The Wetzel family were among the first to plant merlot in Alexander Valley, starting in 1966. Their current release draws mostly on vines planted between 1993 and 1995, grown at the southern end of the valley on gravelly benchland and hillside soils. If you can handle a bit of Bretty funk, you’ll find a silky merlot, the fruit supple and curranty, the tannins fine as ground pumice, with a florality and subtle Alexander Valley leafiness that lasts. It’s an elegant take on the variety.
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Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.

The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes’ varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.

Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.

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