2012 Teira Sonoma County Merlot
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Produced from family-owned and family-farmed vineyards in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, our 2012 Merlot is crafted in the style of “Right Bank” Bordeaux. The vineyards are all sustainably farmed and were fermented separately prior to master blending selected barrels into the finished wine. The depth and balance of this 2012 Merlot allowed us to bottle the wine without blending other Bordeaux varietals, as is our custom.
Our 2012 Merlot is a classicly rich, ripe and structured Sonoma County Merlot with a nod towards “Right Bank” Bordeaux.
Aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, vanilla, cedar and cigar box tease the nose. The palate follows with mouth filling blackberry and plum flavors, and hints of vanilla and oak spice. Soft, smooth tannins integrate with the extended structure to make this a balanced, elegant Merlot from attack through to the lingering finish." - Winery
"Teira Wines is a collaboration between Dan & Alexis Donahoe and winemaker William Knuttel. Named after Dan & Alexis’ daughters, Thea & Keira, TEIRA is a loose play on the term “Terrior” and “Tierra” – signifying our commitment to sustainable farming practices and resultant high quality wines. Our mission statement: “Passion, Quality, Value” is meant to communicate our dedication to producing fine wines that always impress, and are priced to drink on an everyday basis." - Winery