Medlock Ames

7074318845 3487 Alexander Valley Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Medlock Ames is located on 335 acres of rolling oak and madrone woodland in the South-Western portion of the Alexander Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). The growing season temperature here is similar to Bordeaux's – perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The property also defines the eastern border of the Chalk Hill AVA, an appellation known for having the perfect soil structure for full flavored white varieties such as Chardonnay. Medlock Ames currently farms 56 acres of wine grapes. The rest of the acreage has been left in its natural state. The winemaking process begins in the vineyard with the choice of trellis systems, shoot positioning, water regimens, row spacing, rootstock and clonal selections. We decided to build our own winery located on our vineyard after producing Medlock Ames Merlot at other wineries for two years. Our goal was to control the winemaking process from grape to bottle. Building from scratch provided us the opportunity to examine other wineries Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • This past Memorial Day weekend continued with Rolling Thunder on Sunday ... ... ... think I drank the 2010 Medlock Ames Red all by myself.  It was very tasty.  I know the 2010 Nebbiolo from Barboursville Vineyards was good too.  We decanted both of the Read More

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  • A good pairing with my lawnmower yesterday, as in cutting the lawn and then ... this one was decent.  Medlock Ames is one of our wine clubs.  The 2015 vintage is available for $25. &nbs Read More

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  • Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy $100 wine every night?  Just imagine how ... would much rather drink the Medlock Ames cab you see posted earlier.  After just one glass we went about our chores, with Sandra working in the garden and I watched a movie (Fury again, I love that one) before I decided to do a little ride in the 80 F weather.  Finally, ... Read More

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  • So I hope that Chardonnay lasted the whole evening before it was gone. ... ... ... time, I opened this 2008 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon - it is ready to drink.  Very tasty now and a good pairing with the pasta.  Oh, these kitties wished to say hi to the forum member Read More

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  • Tonight we are opening a second bottle of wine because it's Super Tuesday ... still has some of her 2010 Medlock Ames Red wine left too. &nbs Read More

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  • To cap off another day of 'Cat Tuesday', where this silly kitty called ... tonight, we are drinking a Medlock Ames 2010 Red.  We are also watching the primaries now, having voted earlier this afternoon here in Virginia. &nbs Read More

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  • I just picked up our Spring 2016 shipment from Medlock Ames yesterday.  Lots of good stuff here and it was difficult to not open one; only the fear of 'bottle shock' stopped me, thanks to this forum! Read More

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  • Sandra and I are home right now, having spent three hours with the grand kids ... we are enjoying a glass of Medlock Ames 2009 Merlot.  Tasty but I've had better.  This is a good every-day drinker thoug Read More

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  • Cat duty today.  I enjoyed a small glass of Merlot in-between the cat duty.  This 2009 Medlock-Ames Merlot is a good wine for the money. Read More

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  • Duncan - That's great to hear.  I do hope to enjoy it.  Today I ... was our spring shipment from Medlock Ames out in Alexander Valley (Sonoma County), CA.  There are several wines here - a 2012 Merlot, a 2012 Right Bank Blend, a 2013 Chardonnay, a 2013 Pinot Noir, and a 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Something to satisfy just about all wine drinker... Read More

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