Ryder Estate Merlot is savory, ripe and velvety. Black fruit and blueberry aromas lead into flavors of ripe plum and raspberry with vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and integrated, leading into a satisfying finish with hints of mocha and spice. Pairs deliciously with lamb sliders with tzatziki sauce, your grandma’s famous spaghetti or a night in the lodge after a day on the slopes.
Ryder Estate: "When it comes to sustainability, we walk our talk." Every acre of Ryder Estate's vineyards and winery are officially certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), a statewide certification program that provides third-party verification of a winegrower’s commitment to continuous improvement and the adoption and implementation of sustainable wine-growing practices. They believe growing the highest-quality grapes and making the best wines possible can only be achieved through taking care of the land and people.
Central Coast: California's Central Coast AVA covers the long stretch of coastline from the San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about wine-growing conditions. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most important grapes planted in the region. The rugged, mountainous topography of the area has been brought about by years of tectonic shift, and the famous San Andreas Fault cuts much of the AVA off from the rest of the United States. The Santa Lucia Mountains, the Galiban Range and the Santa Cruz Mountains all run through this part of California and greatly influence the terroir of the viticultural areas of the Central Coast.