AVA Grace Merlot 2016
Silky layers of black cherry, plum, and blueberry. Notes of mocha, vanilla, and spice.
Pairs with flat iron steak or mushroom cheeseburger
AVA Grace celebrates the delicate beauty and rich terrain of the vineyard where sunshine, soil, and vibrant flavors abound. AVA, meaning life, is truly the inspiration behind the collection. The life found weaving in and out of the vines everyday add layers of depth and complexity to each varietal, from how long the grapes were touched by the sun to the fragrant wildflowers blooming freely throughout. AVA Grace promises graceful moments with every long-lasting sip.
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.