2019 Little Frances Merlot, Mendocino, California

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This new release, from the Mohawk Trail vineyard, ripened effortlessly during the 2019 season and the resulting wine is perfumed with a deep red rose and clove. The gentle tannin structure supports bright mulberry and plum fruits. Simultaneously offering friendly approachability and reserved power, this wine is guaranteed to win your heart.

Decanting recommended. Drink now to 2030.

14.0% alcohol

This small vineyard, in conversion to organics, and mindfully farmed by Rick Dutra, is in the Redwood Valley sub-appellation of Mendocino County. It's about 15 minutes north of Ukiah on the western edge of the Russian River Valley. At 200m above sea level, the well draining iron-rich soils help maintain a perfect balance in these vines.