2018 Merlot Over and Play Dead
This is not a wimpy Merlot. Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but this has always been the motto for our Merlot Over and Play Dead. Winemaker Brenda Lynch's focus has always been on picking ripe Merlot fruit to get the ripe fruits she loves, and to get soft and ripe tannins. The wine's label captures this "attitude"... a big, beefy bulldog saying "bite me" is our way of saying this in not your typical Merlot.
It’s all about the fruit. For her “Dog Series” wines, Brenda has one goal in mind - create fruit-forward wines with varietally true aromatics, mid palette weight and flavor, and a full bodied and balanced finish. Brenda sources her fruit from a variety of appellations within California always letting the quality of the fruit drive her selections. Her travels always seem to have stops in beach towns for a cold beer at the local pub, which she claims are an equally important part of her winemaking!