At Rodney Strong Vineyards we've been growing merlot since the early 1970's, when Rod Strong first planted it in Geyserville, the heart of the Alexander Valley. Today we farm over 100 acres in the Alexander Valley and the northern portion of the Russian River Valley. Together, these areas display the bright, red fruit character of the Russian River Valley with the deep dark fruit flavors and mature tannins of the warmer Alexander Valley.
Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 years.