Brenda's Winemaking. Winemaker Brenda Lynch is very excited about her newest vintage of Merlot Over and Play Dead. She sourced her Merlot grapes again from an amazing vineyard in Russian River Valley, Sonoma County and she has been aging the wine in French oak barrels to add richness and complexity. What a combination! Beautiful ripe red fruits are followed by spicy herbs and savory, coffee notes... simply delicious!