2011 Merlot | Colcanyon Estate | Winestyr

2011 Merlot

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Appellation: Malibu Coast

By: Colcanyon Estate

In: Malibu, CA

750mL / 14.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

Colcanyon continues to blow us away with micro-production wines from their 2 estate acres. This Merlot has loads of fruit, earth, pepper and spice, but it's dry and clean with lots of complexity. Terroir-driven from the Malibu Coast AVA, it is probably unlike anything you've tried - in a really good way. One customer called it "the best Merlot I've ever had."

What We Love

Classically a member favorite and category defining Merlot.

* Malibu Coast AVA * Unique expression of the varietal


Colcanyon produces tiny amounts of Estate grown wines from their 2 acres of vines. Their wines are unique, terroir-driven, gems from the mountains of Malibu in the newly created Malibu Coast AVA. The wines have racy acid, concentrated fruit, and are expertly crafted in lots of less than 100 cases. The accolades they've received are stunning for such a small production winery.


There is more to Malibu than celebrities and a great coastline. In fact, there is an emerging viticulture movement with more than 50 boutique vineyards. Established in 2001, Colcanyon Estate Wines was amongst the early entrants in the up-and-coming Santa Monica Mountain wineries. Until 2010 Colcanyon Estate Wines were only available for family and close friends, but now Colcanyon’s award-winning Cabernets and Merlots are available for you too!

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