Ty Caton 2009 Upper Bench Merlot

by Wootbot

Like Harrison On A Lennon Album

Nature’s a notorious solo artist. So when it asks you to come down to the studio and jam, you’re not gonna say no.

All of us here know how Ty Caton personally manages every step of his wines, but did you know that Ty Caton didn’t do it all alone? That’s right, his behind-the-scenes partner in the Ty Caton 2009 Upper Bench Merlot was Nature, the super-producer of such smash hits as “fresh water” and “all life on Earth.”

Now that you know these two powerhouses are combined, there’s no reason to ignore the Ty Caton 2009 Upper Bench Merlot. They’ve carved out a nose of black cherry and a deep, lush mouthfeel of chocolate and plum. It’s a deep Merlot that you can be proud to show off to friends, and when they take a sip and say “What’s that in the background?” you can say “Nature! Nature and Ty are pretty tight.”

After all, if you want to be taken seriously, you’ve gotta be able to recognize the cameos.

2009 Upper Bench Merlot Sonoma Valley, Caton Vineyard

  • Winemaker: Ty Caton
  • Varietal: 83% Merlot, 17% Syrah
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Region: Estate Grown, Caton Vineyard
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Production: 434 Cases
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Bottled: December 2010
  • Farming Practices: Certified Sustainable

This extraordinary Merlot greets the nose with rich aromas of black cherry followed by a lush mouth feel with layers of flavors including blackcurrant, plum and a touch of chocolate. Combine these flavors with soft and supple tannins and a long silky smooth finish and you have an unforgettable and sumptuous Merlot.


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