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Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2009

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1754427
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Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2009 750ml

Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

Complex aromas of spiced plum, cherry, cocoa, and waxy honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory spiced apple and earth driven finish with fine, chewy tannins. A great balanced choice for the table.

Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures when, in 1962, Maggie and Harry Wetzel purchased a large portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley’s nineteenth century namesake. Here, in a rural community of family farms and ranches, the Wetzel family settled. They raised livestock, cultivated bountiful gardens and restored Alexander’s original home, making it the center of family life. With an eye to their neighbors in nearby Napa Valley, the Wetzels boldly planted premium grape varieties, among the first in the area. Then the family built a small winery.

Hank Wetzel, oldest son of Maggie and Harry, produced Alexander Valley Vineyard’s first wine in 1975. His wife Linda set up the books and managed the winery office. AVV quickly established a reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. Acclaimed for crisp Chardonnay and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards brought recognition to the appellation and became a leading winery in Sonoma County.

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Alexander Valley Vineyards Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Complex aromas of spiced plum, cherry, cocoa, and waxy honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory spiced apple and earth driven finish with fine, chewy tannins. A great balanced choice for the table.
 

Notes on the Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 750ML 2009

Technical Notes Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures when, in 1962, Maggie and Harry Wetzel purchased a large portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley’s nineteenth century namesake. Here, in a rural community of family farms and ranches, the Wetzel family settled. They raised livestock, cultivated bountiful gardens and restored Alexander’s original home, making it the center of family life. With an eye to their neighbors in nearby Napa Valley, the Wetzels boldly planted premium grape varieties, among the first in the area. Then the family built a small winery.

Hank Wetzel, oldest son of Maggie and Harry, produced Alexander Valley Vineyard’s first wine in 1975. His wife Linda set up the books and managed the winery office. AVV quickly established a reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. Acclaimed for crisp Chardonnay and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards brought recognition to the appellation and became a leading winery in Sonoma County.