181 Merlot, Lodi, 2008

Born in France - raised in America. Not all vines are created equal. 181 is the most coveted Merlot vine stock in Bordeaux, France. These rare vines are prized for their concentrated flavor and thrive in the red soils and cobblestones of our Lodi vineyard. The resulting wine is a lavish expression of classic Bordeaux style Merlot, with a rich, round mouthfeel, plush tannins and sumptuous notes of black cherry and spice. Enjoy with roast beef, lamb, hearty sauces, rich cheese and chocolate. 14.0% alc. by vol. Vinted and bottled by 181 Wine Cellars, Manteca, CA.