2016 Ryder Estate Merlot

2016 Ryder Estate Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Monterey
Alcohol %
13.5
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$17.99
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SKU: 16RDEME7SCCONA3

VINEYARDS

Ryder Estate wines are crafted from sustainably farmed estate vineyards on California’s golden Central Coast. The Central Coast is blessed with cool ocean air that blankets the vineyards in the early morning until the warm sun peaks through the clouds in the afternoon. This wonderful combination of sea, sunshine and soil makes perfect growing conditions for the grapes to develop intense flavors and elegant character that is true to each varietal.

WINEMAKING

At the winery, the fruit is carefully sorted then destemmed, crushed and fermented at warm temperatures in stainless steel fermenters. Gentle punch downs are performed several times a day. Once dry, the must is pressed into stainless steel tanks for settling, then racked prior to aging on new and neutral French and American oak.

TASTING NOTES 

The Ryder Estate Merlot is savory, ripe and velvety. Black fruit and blueberry aromas lead into flavors of ripe plum and raspberry with vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and integrated, leading into a satisfying finish with hints of mocha and spice.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Monterey
Alcohol %
13.5