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Winery Calluna Vineyards
Varieties90% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Franc
Farming PracticesPracticing organic (non-certified)
Soilsshale and sandstone
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted2002
Fermentationhand-harvested, manually sorted and fermented in a tradtional Bordelaise style in open-top tanks with temperature control.
Maturation21 months aged in 100% French oak, 20% new.
Item NoT05204
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sonoma
Calluna Merlot

This wine comes primarily from our tiny block of Merlot dedicated to Alain Raynaud and his family of Bordeaux. At once a great innovator and a great traditionalist, Dr. Raynaud taught David Jeffery much of what he knows of the wines of Bordeaux when he worked at Chateau Quinault in St. Emilion. In return, Calluna offers Aux Raynauds as a wine reminiscent of that region – with Merlot French Clone 181 on a 420a rootstock, and a bit of Cabernet Franc – combined with the signature of our Sonoma terroir. This vineyard sits on an essentially flat plateau near the top of the property with a significant element of clay, the soil type in which Merlot thrives.