Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Cellars
In 2006, after growing what we felt was the perfect grape, we decided the vineyard was absolutely perfect and time was right to attempt to make the perfect wine, Cerro Prieto Estate Wine. Our 2006 Reserve Merlot was crushed from 1 Ton/acre grapes and aged 30 months in 1/3 New French Oak, and 2/3 neutral French oak. This vintage was impressive and won an International Gold Medal at the 2009 San Diego International Wine Competition among 3000 entrants from Argentina, Chile, Spain, France and California. Two months later the 2006 Merlot Reserve earned a second International Gold Medal at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition( among 2700 entrants). This vintage sold out literally before we could market it! We have 1 case remainging, used only for vertical tastings, and have a mere 11 bottles remaining, which are reserved only for our clients who buy a full case of wine…and they are limited to only 1 bottle of the remaining 2 time International Gold medal winning 2006 Estate Reserve Merlot.