Central Coast



A deep garnet in color. Enticing aromas of red cherry and bramble fruit greet you on the nose. Tasty red berry and ripe cherry fruit are accented by hints of spice and vanilla from nicely integrated oak.

With its maritime influence, California's Central Coast region has an extended growing season that yields wines with full flavor development and great acid balance. The longer hangtime is perfect for crafting Merlot wines with full, fruit-forward flavors and ideal acidity. Traditional, minimalistic winemaking techniques result in a wine that allows classic varietal characteristics and true California terroir to shine through in every glass.


Silver Medal

- American Wine Society
Brass Tacks Merlot

Food Pairings

Merlot is one of the classic Bordeaux varietals, and one of the most widely planted in California. Bright red fruits and soft, round tannins make California Merlot one of the most food friendly of wines. Pair with pastas, poultry, red meats, winter salads, root vegetables, stews, and decadent chocolate desserts.