When designing a wine that exceeds the expectations for a Barrel Auction lot, the team at Comstock Wines relied on their raison d’être: the fundamental passion to grow and source only the best Sonoma County grapes and transform them into wines that are delicious and memorable. Winemaker Chris Russi treats each varietal and vineyard with individualized care that reflects the unique grape and growing environment, and the result of this careful handling shines in this one-of-a-kind wine.
The winery’s estate ranch in Dry Creek Valley is home to some of the most complex and flavorful Merlot available, and this is only the second vintage of this varietal Comstock has ever created. Russi took his time in selecting premium fruit from Comstock’s estate Merlot vineyard and allowed it to develop flavors solely through whole cluster fermentation. He has created a quintessential Dry Creek Merlot that will delight even the most discerning wine drinkers.
A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.