Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 31197
Rating: Wine Advocate 87 points (Jun 2018)
The 2016 Merlot Wetzel Family Estate is medium garnet-purple colored and offers up notes of warm black plums, blackberries and potpourri with hints of spice box and cedar. Medium-bodied, soft and juicy fruited in the mouth, it delivers plenty of uncomplicated fruit and a refreshing burst at the finish. 16,000 cases produced.
Wine maker notes: After purchasing the historic Cyrus Alexander homestead, Harry and Maggie Wetzel strived to create a thriving agricultural lifestyle on the property. They raised their children along with their vines in Alexander Valley, providing inspiration and encouragement as they developed the estate together. Decades later, the fourth generation of their family is growing up amongst vineyards and next door to the working winery that is known around the world as ?AVV?. You could call it a family tradition. We?d be inclined to agree.