Merrill Cellars -
MERRILL CELLARS has two brands of wine, our signature Artist Series featuring accomplished Oregon "plein air" artist Ken Roth, and our "Reserve" wines. We truly only give this Reserve designation to wines we feel are special wines from special vintages. All our wines are excellent, but some more so. The extraordinary Oregon landscapes by Ken Roth reflect a personality of each wine. Ken and I took time and care to choose the art that we felt best suited the style of wine inside.
While the Willamette Valley of Oregon is famous for it's Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris, we feel the Rogue Valley should be equally famous for it's Syrah, Viognier, Grenache, and Rhone Blends. With these Rhone Varietals, we created our "Cotes du Rogue" style wines.
The variety of terriors from which we harvested our grapes vary from the hottest at 1200 feet elevation where harvest some of our Syrah and Viognier, to our coolest terrior at almost 2000 feet elevation. That is the Fortmiller Vineyard, home of some very nice Pinot Noir's. In 2011 we harvested Chardonnay, (that tastes amazing already) and"Merrilltage" our Bourdeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.
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