The Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Merlot is a blend of different blocks from four very different vineyards, all fermented and aged separately. Picked at the peak of ripeness and after fermentation, the wines were moved into French oak barrels for aging for several months. The resulting red wine is a blend of the selected barrels highlighting the terroir of Merlot from Alexander Valley. This red wine exhibits aromas and flavors of red cherries, blackberries, cranberries, plums and hints of mountain shrub and black licorice. Flavors of dry tobacco leaf intertwine with graphite notes. Pair with grilled ribeye, roasted beets and pork chops with cherry compote. This bottled California merlot is 14.5% alcohol by volume.