Producer notes: "This wine is sourced entirely from the Wickersham Ranch Vineyard that is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of mountain Merlot of the highest quality. Tasting Notes: A beautiful, dark ruby-purple colored Merlot. Aromas of lead pencil, and spiced red fruits. Flavors of blackberry, black pepper with an almost spicy texture. Finishes with well defined chalky tannins."