ELEVEN Sonoma County Merlot 2017

Ships September 1, 2020
Case of 6 bottles (750ml)
Number of cases
1Case
$193$32/bottle
release price
$241
True to our origins, Cannonball ELEVEN wines are approachable, with an elevation in complexity and sophistication. Our Cannonball ELEVEN range of limited production wines is a quest for distinction, our winemaker is both a traditionalist and a progressive; thriving on the tension between the classic and the modern. We seek small, meticulously tended vineyards that bear fruit of exceptional character to tell our winemaking story. ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, THIS CANNONBALL DESERVES AN ELEVEN. ELEVEN is considered a Master Number. A Master Number represents something well above and beyond the mundane. It connotes instinct, charisma, dynamic capability and an overwhelming desire to produce something extraordinary. These are the truths we channel in crafting the Cannonball ELEVEN wines. ELEVEN Merlot was grown in the northern reach of the Russian River Valley and the southern end of the Dry Creek Valley. The Russian River Valley provides well-drained alluvial soils, yielding fruit that displays balance between concentration and elegance. The Dry Creek Valley is made of gravel and sandy loam soils, characterized by warm breezes, rich alluvium, and well-drained, visually stunning rocky red soils.

Winemaker Notes

Dennis Hill

Cannonball

by Dennis Hill
ELEVEN Merlot was grown in the northern reach of the Russian River Valley and the southern end of the Dry Creek Valley. Voluptuous and impressively structured with black cherry, red currant, and raspberry fruit. This wine shows lovely notes of cracked pepper, clove spice, and classic dried Herbs de Provence, an interplay that showcases the range of this singular varietal.

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