The nose opens with toasty black plum and black cherry aromas, which with airing, reveal complex mocha, cedar, black olive, tobacco and mints scents. On the rounded, richly textured palate, the wine's mouth-filling plum, black cherry, cassis and roasted coffee flavors are streaked through with a vein of zesty herbal spice. Superbly balanced with supple tannins, this expressive, cool-climate Merlot will provide plenty of pleasure when paired with grilled or rotisserie chicken, pork tenderloin, simply... View More
In 1962, Daniel C. and son Daniel J. Gainey purchased an 1,800 acre ranch on the eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Gainey Ranch, a combination of cattle, farming, and Arabian horse breeding, became the largest diversified ranching operation in the valley.
Dan J. Gainey retired in 1984 to devote himself to fulfilling his dream of making wine. In 1983, he planted 51 acres of vineyards on the northern boundary of the Gainey Ranch... View More