2019 Tephra Ridge Merlot

2019 Tephra Ridge Merlot

The 2019 Tephra Ridge Merlot has notes of bramble berry with coffee and a striking herbaceous core. Playful acidity throughout, with dark fruit, dried sage, and earth driven profile. Integrated, silky tannins highlight the French and Hungarian oak used to age this wine.

Wine Specs

Vintage:2019
Varietal:Merlot
Appellation:Lake County
Vineyard Designation:Tephra Ridge
Alcohol %:14.5%

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes

Made from a combination of grapes on the steep, 35-acre Tephra Ridge Vineyard. Tephra (“ash” in Greek) is rock ejected by volcanic eruption. This historic vineyard is located at the north foothill of Howell Mountain. Its thin, gravelly loam and volcanic soils typify the finest Bordeaux variety sites, as do its climate, topography and vegetation – fir, madrone, black oak and ponderosa pine – yielding a rustic fruit profile.

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