Paris Valley Road Merlot
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This big and bold Merlot is sourced primarily from their Chalk Knoll Estate Vineyard in southern Monterrey County.
Varietal Composition: Mostly Merlot with a splash of Petite Sirah
Elaboration: Malolactic fermetation. This wine aged for 18 months in oak (20% new).
Tasting Notes: Deep aromas of blueberry and black cherry with notes of cinnamon spice. On the palate, ripe flavors of plum, blackberry and cassis are complemented with sleek tannins and a structured finish.
2014 – 91 Wine Enthusiast
In 1995, the Stoller family of Sunridge Nurseries and Dana Merrill of Mesa Vineyard partnered to plant the Chalk Knoll Vineyard in San Ardo. Yes, Paris Valley Road is a very real place, The Chalk Knoll Vineyard is nestled against this stretch of dirt road that meanders along the scenic foothills of the southern Monterey Coast and located only 35 miles in from the Pacific Ocean. These vineyards are rich with history dating back to the 1800’s and complete with a turn of the 19th century adobe, still standing today. Their wines are those of intensity and unique mineral qualities, wines you can drink tonight and for years to come.