2021 Tephra Ridge Merlot

2021 Tephra Ridge Merlot

The 2021 Tephra Ridge Merlot has notes of bramble berry with coffee and striking dried sage notes. Playful acidity throughout, with dark fruit, dried sage, and an earth driven profile. Integrated, silky tannins highlight the French and Hungarian oak used to age this wine. Wine Enthusiast – 93 points

Wine Specs

Appellation:Lake County
Vineyard Designation:Tephra Ridge
Alcohol %:14.5%
Wine Enthusiast93

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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