2018 Coombsville Merlot | Vinca Minor | Winestyr

2018 Coombsville Merlot

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Appellation: Coombsville AVA

By: Vinca Minor

In: Berkeley, CA

750mL / 14.0% ABV

Winestyr Review

We cannot tell you how excited we are to offer you this wine. Made in heart-achingly small quantities, this Merlot is sourced from a small vineyard in Coombsville, farmed by the guys at Les Lunes, which is fast becoming one the state's premier sources for the grape. You may not think about Merlot when it comes to natural wine, but this is a tremendous introduction that should tell you otherwise!

What We Love

  • Excellent vineyard sourcing
  • Natural wine
  • Tiny allocation

Merlot is on the rise and wines like this are why.


Vinca Minor produces exceptional natural wines with fruit from some of California's best organic and biodynamic vineyards.


Vinca Minor makes small amounts of wine from organic vineyards in Mendocino and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Owner/winemaker Jason Edward Charles got his start in winemaking after spending his post-collegiate years as photographer which exposed him to everything from street life in Mexico City to the gorgeous Spanish countryside. He then immersed himself in studying the art of winemaking and spent time honing his skills at Chateau Haut Goujon in Lalande de Pomerol in France, as well as at some of Napa Valley's best producers. Jason is a rising star in the winemaking world and his small lot, natural wines are absolutely stunning. We're excited to add them to the Winestyr family of wineries.

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