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Thomas Merlot Bottle

Thomas
Merlot

In 2018, we planted just under one acre of Merlot at our Thomas Vineyard. Merlot thrives in the clay soils of St. Emilion, which are similar to the clay-heavy soils found in Carneros. Although Carneros is mainly known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, there is actually a long history of Bordeaux varietals being planted here as well. We wanted to pay tribute to this heritage with our own Merlot. The resulting wine is a Bordeaux with a Pinot Noir sensibility and is focused on elegance and balance as opposed to power.