Maddalena Merlot, Paso Robles, 2012
Estate reserve. This wine is inspired by a real woman, Maddalena Riboli, a trailblazer in the wine industry. She was resilient and gutsy and knew what she wanted; she founded one of the first tasting rooms in California. Maddalena wines are a reflection of her strength and elegance and we are proud to have her signature on every bottle. Our Merlot thrives in the cool, windy climate of Monterey. With the influences of morning fog and sandy soils, our family's estate vineyards produce intense flavors, plush mouthfeel, and deep color. Ripe berry and black plum notes are complemented by spicy oak from barrel aging. Enjoy with flavorful cheeses and grilled lamb chops.