Long Meadow Ranch

Rutherford Estate
2014 Merlot
Rutherford

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 31
Vintage

2014

Long Meadow Ranch

Rutherford Estate

Merlot
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Elegant 100% Merlot from our organically farmed vineyards on the Rutherford Bench
  • Exhibits extraordinary depth of flavors and blue-black color in the glass
  • Aged in second passage Seguin Moreau French oak barrels
  • This Merlot rivals classic Cabernet Sauvignon wines from nearby Rutherford blocks

Elegant 100% varietal Merlot from the Rutherford Bench on our organically-farmed Long Meadow Ranch Rutherford Estate which exhibits extraordinary depth of flavors and blue-black color in the glass. Aged in Sequin Moreau used barrels. This Merlot wine is a genuine rival to the classic, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon wines from nearby Rutherford blocks.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Ashley Heisey

Winemaker, Long Meadow Ranch Winery

Winemaker, Ashley Heisey

Accomplished winemaker Ashley Heisey joined the Long Meadow Ranch winemaking team as associate winemaker in August 2003 and became our principal winemaker in time for the 2004 vintage. Ashley followed in the footsteps of our long-standing winemaker, Cathy Corison, in making the distinctive wines from Long Meadow Ranch's organically farmed estate vineyards located high in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford.

Heisey was winemaker for the Napa Valley's Far Niente and the affiliated Dolce, from 1997 to 2001, and she previously served as enologist from 1993 to 1997 for the same properties. A graduate of University of California, Davis, (MS in Enology) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ashley has enjoyed a wide range of winemaking experiences. She has worked in various capacities at several of Napa Valley's finest wineries, including Opus One, Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg Vineyards.

Ashley has worked as an intern in Germany's Rheingau and France's Bordeaux regions. And, recognizing that one only has a finite number of opportunities to make wine in a lifetime, she participated in two harvests a year by traveling to the Southern Hemisphere in each year from 1997 to 2000 with stints in Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile.

Ashley can often be found with sons, Seth and Miles, exploring in the barns and at the hen house on the ranch.

Country born: United States

Education: U.C. Davis, M.S. Enology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Accomplished winemaker Ashley Heisey joined the Long Meadow Ranch winemaking team as associate winemaker in August 2003 and became our principal winemaker in time for the 2004 vintage. Ashley followed in the footsteps of our long-standing winemaker, Cathy Corison, in making the distinctive wines from Long Meadow Ranch's organically farmed estate vineyards located high in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford.

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