There are folks who like a velvety, lush Merlot. And then there are those who prefer the gumption of a Syrah. For each, Alexander Valley Vineyards offers Two Barrel, a wine that blends the best of both in perfect harmony.
Two Barrel was originally inspired by their Wine Club. Each spring, club members would come together to create their own special blend. The wines were made in small quantities and generally available only at the winery. To bring the concept to a larger audience, they conceived Two Barrel, proving that the whole is just as brilliant as the two parts.
The 2005 is half Syrah and half Merlot. The Syrah side offers some floral notes along with elements of blueberry and a bit of earthiness. For its part, the Merlot contributes black cherry, plum and chocolate notes.