WINEMAKER(S)
Jonathan G. Bomberg

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 61

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
MERRIAM VINEYARDS
Right Bank Redux

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Windacre Vineyard 80%, Lower Pond 20%
Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley
2015
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Peter and Diana Merriam’s commitment to delivering vineyard-designated wines results in unique bottlings that live up to their Old-World inspiration. Merriam Vineyards’ estate property, Windacre Vineyard, is planted with various Bordeaux grapes. Located in the Russian River Valley on Limerick Lane, Windacre Vineyard is a single vineyard that experiences cool morning fog that gives way to hot days and cool evenings. Windacre is an exceptional Bordeaux grape-growing vineyard, very similar in temperature and soil types to the Pomerol region of France.

In the past, most of Merriam Vineyards’ blends have been predominately Cabernet Sauvignon. In an attempt to recreate the qualities of a Right Bank blend, there is no Cabernet Sauvignon in this Bordeaux blend. This lot, specifically crafted for the Barrel Auction, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a wine with a fascinating story and a gorgeous expression on the palate.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

August 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

December 2018