Merlot
2015
2012
2010

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

Te Greystone Merlot comes from the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California. The dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Merlot has spicy black pepper aromas layered between black cherry and cream soda while ripe cherry accents vanilla and allspice. Pair alongside Coq au Vin.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby Red.
Aroma
Fully loaded with smoky barrel toast and interesting blackberry briar aromas.
Taste
Lush flavors of ripe plums and black cherry provide a juicy mouthful which has a nice tannin structure from beginning to end.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
California
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation, with 6 days of skin contact.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months in oak.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Merlot has spicy black pepper aromas layered between black cherry and cream soda while ripe cherry accents vanilla and allspice. Pair alongside Coq au Vin.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Ruby Red
Aroma
Fully loaded with smoky barrel toast and interesting blackberry briar aromas.
Taste
Lush flavors of ripe plums and black cherry provide a juicy mouthful which has a nice tannin structure from beginning to end.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
California
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented in 100% Stainless Steel tanks, with 6 days of skin contact.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 12 months in oak.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Release Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
18,958
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Vineyards in the "heartland" of California gives our Merlot plenty of ripe cherry character. Careful canopy management is key to farming in the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas. The dry Mediterranean climate in the near-drought vintage concentrated flavors. Cool nighttime temperature was the hallmark of the vintage which allowed our red varietals to maintain perfect acid structure in conjunction with extended ripening time. Optimal flavors were concentrated in the small berries.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby Red
Aroma
Spicy aromas of black pepper are layered over abundant black cherry and cream soda notes.
Taste
Flavors of ripe cherry plays nicely against vanilla, allspice and hints of mint.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
78% 
Merlot
22% 
Tempranillo
Petite Sirah
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation, with 6 days of skin contact.
Length/Type of Aging: 
20% New Oak (French & American)
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML