2009 Merlot "Aux Raynauds"

2009 Merlot

2009 Merlot "Aux Raynauds"

In 2005 when Calluna Vineyards was first planted, a miniscule 1-acre block of Merlot was dedicated in honor of Alain Raynaud and his family of Saint-Emilion, with whom winemaker David Jeffrey apprenticed in 2003. It is Doctor Raynaud and the legendary Merlot-based wines from that region which inspire this classic Right Bank wine. In keeping with that region’s traditions, an important contribution is added by Cabernet Franc.

“Good full, deep red. Supple, fat and concentrated; delivers a lovely glyceral texture without any excess sweetness, in the way of a top Bordeaux from the Right Bank. Very interesting California merlot with the balance to age.” 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar – June 2012

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