Murrieta’s Well White Meritage 2006


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Murrieta’s Well White Meritage 2006

Livermore Valley, a warm sub-appellation of the greater San Francisco Bay AVA (American Viticultural Area), mainly hides behind the shielding effects of the bay‚Äôs eastern hills. However its west to east orientation makes it unique among northern California wine growing regions. When summer daytime heat rises from the Central Valley to its east, it pulls the cold, foggy, bay air in to fill its place. This cooler air permeates the coastal range and goes into Livermore Valley’s foothills. Late afternoon winds cool down summer nights, making this an ideal environment for the development of concentration and phenolic ripeness in wine grapes.

Aside from the favorable climate, the area soils are primarily gravel and rocks, providing excellent drainage for vineyards.

The Livermore Valley is one of California’s oldest wine regions and has played a crucial role in shaping California’s wine industry. Its wine growing history dates back farther than most. Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley as far back as the 1760s. Then in the mid 1800s, a man named Robert Livermore planted the area‚Äôs first commercial vineyards. Winemaker pioneer C. H. Wente arrived a few years later; today the Wente Chardonnay clone is the source of a majority of California Chardonnay. Furthermore, James Concannon and the Wetmore brothers recognized the virtues of the area‚Äôs gravelly soils and dedicated themselves to making high quality wine from Bordeaux varieties. Today the area is also known for high quality Petite Sirah.

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Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in