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Jason-Stephens Estate Merlot 2010

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"Jason-Stephens’ Estate Merlot has a rich history. In the 1990s the vineyard was the cornerstone for one of the most successful Merlot brands at the peak of the Merlot market. With the loss of popularity of Merlot in the market and many growers removing their Merlot acreage, we maintained our stake in Merlot unwavering to market trends. Now as many producers have moved to the next trend, we believe we are on the forefront of helping restore the consumers love for Merlot. Through careful automated sorting and modern winemaking techniques the truest flavors of the grapes flavors shine through in the glass. Dark, rich color is noticed upon the first drops hitting the base of the glass. The terroir’s aromas hit the nose with immediate identification of a rich, flavorful Merlot. The dense mouthfeel is still silky smooth with velvety tannins. Concentrated fruit flavors are heightened with he slight sweetness. Fun to drink with or without a steak plate dinner." -Winery

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Jason-Stephens Winery:
Persistence pays off. As a bootstrapped, grass-roots winery, Jason-Stephens has quickly grown into an up and coming label, and one of the best kept secrets in Northern California. Relying on the quality of the wine and investment in sweat equity, Jason-Stephens has built a foundation of great wines and a unique personality. Our founders' passion for soft, elegant, and complex wines drives a rel... Read more
Persistence pays off. As a bootstrapped, grass-roots winery, Jason-Stephens has quickly grown into an up and coming label, and one of the best kept secrets in Northern California. Relying on the quality of the wine and investment in sweat equity, Jason-Stephens has built a foundation of great wines and a unique personality. Our founders' passion for soft, elegant, and complex wines drives a relentless pursuit to improve our wines, vintage after vintage. Jason-Stephens believes in customer satisfaction, therefore our goal is to create complex wines that will satisfy all palates. Jason Goelz had a dream of entering into the wine industry with great wines after his education at Cal Poly SLO and starting out as a small lot winemaker. After an exhaustive search for a vineyard with meticulous management and premium grapes, he found and started working with Dorcich Vineyards as winemaker, cellar manager, and sales manager. Initially, he consulted with Stephen Dorcich in managing the wines and sales of the wines to other high-end wineries in Napa and throughout California. The consulting arrangement established a strong vineyard manager/ winemaker relationship that is essential in crafting exceptional wines for Jason-Stephens. Like an orchestra, Jason-Stephens' team works in harmony to create the best wines. The vineyard manager knows exactly what to do in the field to make the grapes perfect at harvest based on the desires of the winemaker. After harvest, the winemaker's role is to care for the grapes as they mature into superb wines, just as a parent guiding a child into adulthood, the winemaker brings these hand-crafted wines to life. Today, the wines from this vineyard express unique wine qualities found in premium wines. The rest of Jason-Stephens' success is attributed to family, friends, and most of all, our patrons. Without our discerning fans that enjoy our fine wines, Jason-Stephens would be nothing more than another California winery. Our wines are enjoyable now and for years to come. Our goal is to hand-craft top quality wines for you to share with friends and family. Read less
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"Jason-Stephens’ Estate Merlot has a rich history. In the 1990s the vineyard was the cornerstone for one of the most successful Merlot brands at the peak of the Merlot market. With the loss of popularity of Merlot in the market and many growers removing their Merlot acreage, we maintained our stake in Merlot unwavering to market trends. Now as many producers have moved to the next trend, we believe we are on the forefront of helping restore the consumers love for Merlot. Through careful automated sorting and modern winemaking techniques the truest flavors of the grapes flavors shine through in the glass. Dark, rich color is noticed upon the first drops hitting the base of the glass. The terroir’s aromas hit the nose with immediate identification of a rich, flavorful Merlot. The dense mouthfeel is still silky smooth with velvety tannins. Concentrated fruit flavors are heightened with he slight sweetness. Fun to drink with or without a steak plate dinner." -Winery

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