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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  • 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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  • Well, I finished the basement bathroom with another four hours of work this ... that bottle of Merlot from Medlock Ames. &nbs Read More

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  • V V - That looks like an interesting Cabernet Sauvignon.  Have you stored ... activity, I opened a 2010 Medlock Ames Merlot to enjoy with a.....beef pot pie from the oven.  Yes, I have discriminating tastes.  I could not find this wine on their web site though.  Sandra is down in Fredericksburg VA tonight to see an opera with her girlfriend, s... Read More

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  • Last night Sandra made chicken soup with the chicken and bones left over from ... of the chicken.  This Medlock Ames 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was nice and dry.  A good wine at a decent price ($27 a bottle).I'm also 12.5 hours into my basement bathroom painting project.  It must be completed before the Memorial Day Weekend starts.  I should make i Read More

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  • Boy, I had too much to drink last night.  I'm taking it easy today, ... ... over two bottles (2006 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2011 Pangloss Cabernet Sauvignon) but they were not opened. &nbs Read More

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  • Well, that 2008 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon didn't last long.  It was delicious.  Today, after washing / waxing my daughter's 2015 Smart Car (first wax job due to the cold weather here on the east coast) I opened a 2006 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon to see if I like it too.  Would you believe that I do like it?  These wines are very tasty ... Read More

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  • Cat Tuesday calls for a relaxing wine.  My choice tonight was this 2008 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon, a very tasty wine at a reasonable price point.  I recommend these cabs. Read More

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  • AOA - We like Merlot too; in fact, I opened a bottle of Medlock Ames 2010 Merlot that we pulled from Sandra's wine racks last night.  This is a very decent Merlot and Medlock Ames wines are a good value.  They are one of our favorite wine clubs based on value for the money.Yes, the Duckhorn Decoy is a 2nd tier wine and you'll find them in most w... Read More

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  • Today just keeps getting better and better.  It's 65 F outside right ...  So I got home with the Medlock Ames shipment and had it all taken downstairs to our basement wine cellar when the phone rings and it's UPS - there was another package for me.  What?  I had the full case from this shipment, plus one of their olive oil bottles.  Well when ... Read More

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  • Oh boy, another spring 2015 shipment has arrived.  This time it's from Medlock Ames, out of Somona County.  We have four types, two cabs (2009 / 2010), a 2014 white, a 2014 rose and a new one called Snakepit.  Sounds interesting - I hope it doesn't bite me in the rear. Read More

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