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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

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  • DM - We are familiar with the Pinot Noir in Burgundy, as we visited that area ... ... Valleys.  Duckhorn, Medlock Ames, even Barnett make Pinot Noir.  I don't think we tried any Pinot Noir from New Zealand though.The ride to Sturgis would take me a few weeks just to get there, due to my bumm wrist (right hand) as I could only do about 200 mile... Read More

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  • We're still drinking wine, but we've been busy, getting out to shows, ... bottles recently, the 2011 Medlock Ames Pinot Noir and the 2011 Delaplane Cellars Springlot red blend.  Neither wine really impressed me though, and I was drinking the Springlot with the nice ribeye steak you see below.  I think with regard to Pinot Noir, I still prefer ... Read More

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  • Jack, we love the Washington red blends from the Columbia Valley.  We ... ... up our May allocation from Medlock Ames.  Some nice reds here, along with Chardonna Read More

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  • We watched the grand kids tonight at the local mall.  They are always a ... ... Bordeux style  2013 Medlock Ames Estate Red blend.  Very nice.&nbs Read More

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  • We spent the day protesting in the district (March for Science), walking 3.7 ... we're going to have a Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvigno Read More

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  • Medlock Ames (Alexander Valley, CA) was our method of access to this event, as we belong to their wine club and naturally we were interested once we heard about it.  We sampled their wines of course, and club members were able to try their Snakepit that was held in reserve under the table.  We have a few of the Snakepit releases in our cellar. Read More

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  • Sandra and I were invited to attend a special wine tasting event in Washington DC tonight - called, "GEMS on the Road".  These were wine selections from twelve California wineries, with an emphasis on Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.  It wasn't cheap mind you as you could select as much as you wished to consume.  There were horderves... Read More

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  • We have arrived safely back home in Virginia.  Our flight from Seattle to ...  Now relaxing with a Medlock Ames red blend.  I see I have some pictures to fix from posting via my iPhone, but that will take a few days.  I will eventually create a web page to document our travels.  I have more than 850 pictures to sort throug Read More

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  • We flew out west in early March (04 March 2017) to continue our annual wine tasting / visiting trips with relatives and friends.  The hotels and other places to stay were all set, but the wineries on the visit list were not totally determined in advance.  We planned two days of tasting in the Willamette Valley (McMinnville, Oregon) and two days ... Read More

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  • I've started working on the signs Sandra and I will carry this Saturday at ... case, a nice red wine (2013 Medlock Ames Estate Red) got my creative juices flowing and I came up with this sign design.  It's made out of three pieces of cardboard and they are taped together such that they fold down to a smaller size that can be carried under a co... Read More

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