Al Scheid first saw untapped potential in Monterey County in 1972 when the wine region was in its infancy. What started as a grape growing operation that sold 100% of its production to other wineries today has evolved into a grapes-to-glass family business that crafts authentic and elegant wines.
Ryder Estate wines are crafted from their sustainably farmed estate vineyards on California’s golden Central Coast. The Central Coast is blessed with cool ocean air that blankets their vineyards in the early morning until the warm sun peaks through the clouds in the afternoon. This wonderful combination of sea, sunshine and soil makes perfect growing conditions for their grapes to develop intense flavours and elegant character that is true to each varietal.
Aged on new and neutral French and American oak.
Ryder Estate Merlot is savory, ripe and velvety. Black fruit and blueberry aromas lead into flavours of ripe plum and raspberry with vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and integrated, leading into a satisfying finish with hints of mocha and spice.
Pairs deliciously with lamb sliders with tzatziki sauce, your grandma’s famous spaghetti or a night in the lodge after a day on the slopes