Our 2013 Ryder Estate Merlot has pure red fruit aromas with vibrant flavors of black cherry and raspberry and a soft-on-the palate feel. It is a wonderfully balanced wine with lush fruit features and a subtle spiciness and earthiness.
The wines of Ryder Estate are crafted from estate grown grapes from our vineyards in Monterey County, located in California's golden Central Coast. The Monterey County growing region is a wonder, with a myriad of soils, elevations and microclimates that allow us to grow an array of varieties. The indelible influence of the Monterey Bay and the enormous submarine canyon that lies two miles below its surface results in cool coastal conditions throughout our growing region. Each variety we grow is planted in the location that is most suitable for that grape and where we believe it can reach its full flavor potential.Our family takes pride in the wines of Ryder Estate and we hope you enjoy them. In each bottle, we strive to reflect the unique soils, climate and singular quality of the Monterey growing region and California's Central Coast.