In 2011, we began an exclusive consultation with Château Pétrus legend Jean-Claude Berrouet on our Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot. By combining Jean-Claude’s expertise and classic sensibilities with leading edge technologies such as Precision Viticulture, our vineyard team applies a multi-faceted approach that embraces Old World and New. The result is a blend of California’s fruit-forward style with the subtlety and restraint of Bordeaux.
A Single Vineyard Expression of Soda Canyon Ranch
“Wine is a product that tells a story, the story of its land. Merlot here in California has a different expression from that at Pomerol, of Bordeaux, of Italy, or of Switzerland. Its own characteristics, and that is what I want to respect.”—Jean-Claude Berrouet, Merlot Consultant