Maddalena Merlot, Paso Robles, 2012

Winemaker. Mother. Visionary. Estate reserve. In 1946, family matriarch Maddalena Riboli began her lifelong journey with San Antonio Winery. She founded one of the first tasting rooms in the state and a highly successful restaurant. Today, the third and fourth generations of the Riboli family honor her passion and dedication with each bottle of her namesake wine. Merlot thrives in the warm days and cool nights of Paso Robles. With steep hillsides and ideal soils, our family's estate vineyards produce intense flavors, plush mouthfeel, and deep color. Ripe berry and black plum notes are complemented by spicy oak from barrel aging. Enjoy with roasted meats and grilled lamb chops. - The Riboli Family. Winemakers: Anthony Riboli & Arnaud Debons. Riboli 1917 selection. Alc. 14.5% by vol. Cellared & bottled by Maddalena Vineyards Los Angeles, CA.