2010 women of the vines merlot paso robles
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Our Merlot comes from Monterey County's Sweetwater Vineyards which benefits from an exceptionally long hang-time and excellent combination of hot days and cool nights. Low temperature fermentation maintains bright cherry flavors and structure. French and American oak complement the wine for a well-balanced, food-friendly wine." - Winery
"For 16 years, Brenner traveled the world as a marketer of computer technology used by television and film studios and was involved in four successful high end technology startups. She found success as an executive but she longed for a change and to unleash her entrepreneurial spirit."
"From 2002-2005, Ms. Brenner ran her own marketing and public relations firm, SmallFishBigPond, and worked with many prestigious companies such as Cinecitta Studios of Rome, Quantel, NBC and CNBC."
"But her passion for food and wine led to a trip to the Napa Valley and a fortuitous lunch with Karen Cakebread, from Cakebread Cellars. Curiosity and her journalism education prompted Brenner to do more research on women in the winemaking business. The idea for Women of the Vine was born, and Brenner was soon trekking to California to interview passionate (and famous) winemaking women entrepreneurs."
"In the process, Brenner realized that along with the book, she could champion these women more directly by going into the business herself, so the Women of the Vine label was born." - Winery