2018 Abbott Merlot



Not your typical Merlot when grown at extreme altitudes like ours. Surprisingly versatile food wine. Enchanting.

Interactive wine tastings video for this wine is coming soon!

Suggested Aromas: This wine shows dark berry, nutty notes, floral aspects with a bit of dried fruit, a hint of spice, supple acidity & velvety tannins on the palate.

BUY A BOTTLE, PLANT A TREEClick here to learn more about our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects to Plan trees. Save lives.

Available Promotions:

  • 5% discount on half case orders (6 btl)
  • 10% discount on full case orders (12 btl) 
  • Get FREE SHIPPING on full case orders! (Mix and Match)

Winemaker Specs

Blend: 75% Abbott Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah

Fermentation: Cool, ten-day fermentation


Time aging in oak: 12 months, French Oak


Finish Alcohol: 13.5 %


Acid/pH: 3.25 pH


Production: 100 cases


Best time to drink:  Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.


Vineyard: Abbott Vineyard


Elevation: 5,500 ft


Exposure: Flat, good exposure


Soil: Sandy loam, rocky

Recipes & Pairings

FOOD PAIRING: Try this with Mole sauce, pepper steak or herb roasted potatoes.


Awards & Recognition

SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.

2018 Abbott Merlot