Moran Manor

2018 Estate Merlot Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County, CA
Availablity

27 in stock

Price:
$45.00
Availablity

27 in stock

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Appearance medium ruby
Aromas black cherry, black currant, pie crust, bakers chocolate, umami, cedar, violets
Palate blueberry, espresso powder, dried herbs, cigar box, black pepper, bright acidity, medium body, integrated tannins, lingering finish
Composition

75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah

Production
33 cases
Alcohol
14.9%
Aging Potential
15 years
Vineyard
Moran Manor Estate Vineyard
About The Vineyard

Moran Manor is a small family-owned vineyard located in Knights Valley, a slice of heaven in the heart of Sonoma County. Famous for its hot days, cool nights, and rocky volcanic soils, the terroir endows the vineyard with perfect grape-growing conditions as it slowly ripens the fruit and enhances the structure and personality of the wines.


Winemaker Notes

Aging: 67% new French Oak


Tasting Events

Winemaker/Vineyard Manager Brady Moran will join us on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting & Education on October 7th, 2022 to introduce the winery’s story and talk about the limited production portfolio.


Consulting Winemaker: Tom Eddy

Assistant Winemaker: Brady Moran

winemaker in a vineyard smiling

Brady has over 20 years of experience in the wine business, including sales, hospitality and managing his family vineyard.  A summer job working vineyards in the Santa Cruz mountains after high school, coupled with his family planting their own small vineyard in the late 1990s, created a life-long passion for connecting to people through grapes.  After studying at UC Davis and Humboldt State University, Brady came to Napa County in 2005, where he spent 9 years in hospitality, before venturing to Oregon for a 5 year stint in the Willamette Valley.  The pull to return to Northern California remained strong, and Brady and his family returned to Sonoma County and Red Car in the summer of 2017.  Brady continues to organically farm his family vineyard in Knights Valley, and 100% took over the winemaking in 2020.
About the Winery
Moran Manor
Moran Manor is a small family-owned vineyard located in Knights Valley, a slice of heaven in the heart of Sonoma County. Famous for its hot days, cool nights, and rocky volcanic soils, the terroir endows the vineyard with perfect grape-growing conditions as it slowly ripens the fruit and enhances the structure and personality of the wines.
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