Thomas Merlot Bottle


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