2019 Maddalena Merlot, Paso Robles
Quality begins in the vineyards. The Riboli Family established estate vineyards in Paso Robles in order to ensure the ultimate level of grape quality. The Paso Robles appellation of San Luis Obispo County provides a dry climate with warm days and cool nights. Fully mature grapes concentrate ripe flavors and aromas.
Our dedication to quality continues in the cellar, where winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques to create a flavorful style with ripe fruit and soft tannins. All vineyard lots are fermented separately to preserve the individual flavors and terroir of each parcel of land. After fermentation, wines are aged in oak barrels from numerous American coopers. Careful blending creates the greatest degree of complexity and ensures consistency of style from vintage-to-vintage.
Maddalena Merlot offers aromas of ripe fruit and oak spice with hints of vanilla and anise. Ripe fruit flavors include bright plum and raspberry. Fruit flavors greet the palate and soft tannins frame the fresh texture that coats the mouth.
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
Maddalena Merlot comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted American oak barrels.
Have our Maddalena Merlot with beef stew, roasted squash, or sauteed mushrooms.
- Paso Robles
- Maddalena Vineyard, Riboli Creston Vineyard
- Primary Grape Variety
- 18 Months