Green & Red Vineyard directs its farming practices to emphasize the particularity of the grapes from this many faceted piece of earth. Each vineyard receives different amounts of water determined by soil texture, depth and exposure to encourage root depth through varying soil strata. A no till native cover crop is mowed to minimize erosion. In row weeds are controlled mechanically and manually. Crown suckering, selective leaf pulling, and cluster thinning focus intensity in the fruit. Crop loads average 2-3 tons per acre.
The 2014 Grayson Merlot is sumptuous and rich with a beautiful purple garnet color. The aromas show rich complexity of black cherry preserves, currant and white chocolate. This is a magnificently decadent Merlot that finishes with soft tannins, dark fruits and elaborate oak.