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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • DM - Each day of the week holds a different meaning for me now.  The ... ... ... two weeks too.Regarding Medlock Ames, we visited their tasting room last year (2013).  We joined their wine club because we enjoyed their cabs.  It may not be the best cab around, but the price is quite reasonable.  Hence, a good Wednesday wine - sometimes a week... Read More

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  • This might be a stretch, but when you're retired, almost everything ... ... planned selection:The 2006 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon; The ripe flavors and rich structure in this Cabernet Sauvignon speak clearly of Sonoma County, and in particular of the warm days and cool nights of Alexander Valley. Fruit for this wine comes from a single vi... Read More

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  • Our main acquisition process for wines have been the wine clubs we joined - St. ... ... , Duckhorn (California), Medlock Ames (California), Barnett (California), Domain Serene (Oregon), J.K. Carrier (Oregon) and RdV (Virginia).  We also frequent several wine shops out here in Virginia.  I can't find many of the exotic wines that are mentioned i... Read More

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • Wow, that's a lot of replies in a short amount of time.  Let me start ... Valley.The picture of that Medlock Ames cab that I included with my post is certainly not the best cabernet sauvignon we've had.  Their winery is located in Alexander Valley CA, and we prefer the cabs in Sonoma or Napa - but Medlock Ames can taste pretty good when you co... Read More

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  • So much better than the usual Hello Snooth heading.  On the other hand, the one Medlock Ames wine I had (also cab, forget the year), not so much.Welcome.  Preferring reds leaves a lot of room for variety.  Can we assume Cab based on that bottle, or is it broader than that? Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

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  • Medlock Ames Bell Mountain Ranch Red 2007


    Fantastic blend. I could probably drink the whole thing by myself if someone left me alone. Very Juicy and Fruity. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Bell Mountain 2003


    No written review

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