Castle Rock Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2008

Est. 1994. Our goal at Castle Rock Winery is to product our wines utilizing the highest quality grapes from the finest growing regions on the western coast. Our Castle Rock Merlot was produced from grapes grown on beautiful south facing hillside vineyards in the prestigious Columbian Valley, which shares the same latitude as the Bordeaux region of France. Our Merlot has spend 18 months aging in French oak barrels. This rich medium bodied, complex wine offers layers of concentrated flavors of ripe berry and plum, mocha and spice, with a hint of oak. All these flavors unite to form a long, smooth, and harmonium finish. Alc. 13.5% by vol. Cellared & bottled by Castle Rock Winery, Calistoga, CA.