Over the last year or so I’ve been introduced to many great wines, wineries, and wine makers through wine.woot. Medlock Ames is one of them and I’m very happy to learn about them and their amazing wines. While we have yet to visit their winery and tasting room, we have enjoyed their wines throughout this year.
They’re located in Alexander Valley on Bell Mountain, just outside of the Sonoma county town of Healdsburg, California. Heavily focused on being sustainable and organic, they produce a standard choice of exceptional wines. Two of these wines really stand out for me, their Red, a vintage blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a very refreshing and lively Sauvignon Blanc.
All of their wines are fantastic, so good that I had to join their wine club, however these two are the real rock stars for me.
We are looking forward to the day we can visit their winery and tasting room. From what I understand they are also great cooks and good down to earth people who love to make good wine and good food. How can you not love that?
Today I’m enjoying their 2007 Merlot. I’m not about to start writing up about how it taste, I’m not that kind of wine reviewer. I don’t know how people can write about wine and all the flavors and tastes that come out of it, all I know is that I like it a lot and I enjoy it. If you enjoy fantastic wine, then order some of their wine.
The bottle pictured here is a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon that I photographed on March 27th of 2011. I love the way this photo turned out so I’ve decided to offer it in desktop format for you to enjoy.
- Shot with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
- Medlock Ames
- Great Food & Wine article on Medlock Ames (pdf)
- Alexander Valley on Wikipedia
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Have you enjoyed Medlock Ames wine? What are your thoughts on it? Please feel free to share your thoughts below and thanks for reading.