ESTATE MERLOT WICKERSHAM RANCH
Noble Tree was originally founded by Thomas George Estates Winery which is an artisan Russian River Valley producer of small lot, vineyard designated wines. It was run by the father-and-son team of Thomas and Jeremy Baker—who had dedicated themselves to creating world-class wine focused on site-specific varieties grown in the Russian River Valley. In 2019, Marc Taub became owner of Noble Tree, upholding the mission and essence of the winemaking philosophy.TERROIR
This wine sourced entirely from our Wickersham Ranch Vineyard is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of mountain Merlot of the highest quality.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Harvested at 24.5 brix, sorted and cold soaked for five days, this wine was fermented with native yeast and aged for 16 month in 100% French oak, 40% new. Sourced from our Wickersham Ranch Estate Vineyard, this is a classic example of a medium bodied, cooler climate Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French oak, 40% new.TASTING NOTES
A beautiful, dark ruby-purple colored Merlot. Aromas of lead pencil, and spiced red fruits. Flavors of blackberry, black pepper with an almost spicy texture. Finishes with well defined chalky tannins.