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Medlock Ames
3487 Alexander Valley Road
Healdsburg , CAMAP

Medlock Ames is best known for producing superb Merlot. Owners Ames Morison and Christopher Medlock James farm their 56 acre Bell Mountain Vineyard using biodynamic techniques. They grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

During production, gravity is used whenever possible to reduce agitation of the wine. Affirming their environmentally sensitive philosophy, the winery is even run on solar power.

Generating solar power is only one part of the sustainability that Medlock Ames stands for; They use Owls and Hawks to monitor the vineyard for rodents that can wreak havoc on the soil. They also have sheep and geese patrolling the vineyards to eat unwanted vegetation and fertilize the soil.

The Medlock Ames 2002 Merlot is an estate wine made with 100% grapes from Bell Mountain Vineyard. This is a ripe wine with flavors of black cherry and plum. It has 15.2% alcohol.

The winery’s other current releases include their 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002 Red (blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon), and 2004 Chardonnay.

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Comments & Reviews

April 5, 2007 | theresia gidcumb

This is a special vineyard that must be visited to appreciate. The winemakers there are passionate about making great wine while protecting the environment. Organic farming, solar power, and partnering with local wildlife are some of the methods they utilize. Their wines are impeccable and their dedication to the environment is admirable. And most importantly, they will show you a really good time!!!

April 5, 2007 | mgibli

MedlockAmes' passion for making wine seeps through in their exceptional products. I am glad I have the opportunity to be in their wine club. Always looking forward to my next shipment.

April 20, 2007 | Ryan Fujiu

Medlock Ames is a leader in sustainable farming and winemaking. We have written a post that explains what they are doing to lessen their impact on the local environment. Check it out here: http://www.calwineries.com/blog/2007/04/07/medlock-ames-sustainability

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