The 2016 Camp Merlot is 100% Merlot, 75% from Mojon’s Bench, an organically farmed vineyard that we lease in Alexander Valley close to the town of Geyserville and 25% from Morrison Vineyard, also organically farmed and in Sonoma Valley close to Kenwood.
Like Hobo, the Camp wines employ native yeasts and malolactic bacterias for the primary and secondary fermentations without the use of commercial fermentation aids or additives. The wines are aged in real oak barrels and/or stainless steel tanks vs. alternatives or flavoring agents. Each lot was fermented separately and the blend was made in January of 2016. Total production in 2016 was 598 cases.
Aged 11 months in neutral French barrels of various ages.
Camp Wines were created by the Hobo Wine Co. in 2011 to showcase the quality and value of Sonoma County wine. We work with top growers and vineyard managers in very high quality and responsibly farmed, though lesser known, vineyards throughout Sonoma County to produce delicious, approachable, and affordable wines.