Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux.  At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion.  In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

This vineyard sits on an essentially flat plateau near the top of the property with a significant element of clay, the soil type in which Merlot thrives.

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2019 Merlot

2019 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

$45 750ml
2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

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2017 Merlot

2017 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

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2016 Merlot

2016 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

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2015 Merlot

2015 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir. 125 cases produced.

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2014 Merlot

2014 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

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2013 Merlot

2013 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Doctor Raynaud taught David Jeffrey much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir.

“David Jeffrey makes one of my absolute favorite merlot bottlings in California and his 2013 is excellent. Serious merlot for grownups.”

92+ Points, John Gilman – View from the Cellar

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2012 Merlot

2012 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

This wine comes primarily from a tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. Doctor Raynaud taught David much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region. 100 cases produced.

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2011 Merlot

2011 Merlot “Aux Raynauds”

In 2005 when Calluna Vineyards was first planted, a 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.

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2010 Merlot

2010 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.

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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.

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