This Merlot is made from a blend of the finest blocks of our bench land vineyards. Soft and supple with flavors of black berries and plum.
Michel – Schlumberger Merlot
The first vines were planted on what is now Michel-Schlumberger Benchland Estate in 1979, by Jean-Jacques Michel, a native of Switzerland. Michel traveled far and wide across Northern California searching for the perfect place to establish his winery. He immediately recognized the potential of the Dry Creek Valley climate and soils to produce premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Chardonnay grapes, and the contoured exposures of Wine Creek Canyon in particular, to create very unique flavors, especially in red wines.