Medlock Ames

Cabernet Sauvignon

About this wine

Of Bell Mountain Ranch’s 55 acres of vines, 50% are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, a testament to our passion for this grape. Our vineyards are situated in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain Range giving us well-drained, gravelly-clay soil with a compacted layer of volcanic ash underneath. This location has the hot Alexander Valley summers combined with cool nights that is just what the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is looking for to maximize sugar, acid and tannin development. The 2018 Bell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a true expression of Bell Mountain Ranch. The wine encompasses a rich profile of summer ripe berries, cigar box, chocolate covered strawberries and blue fruits. Hints of lavender with a touch of sea spray spring from the glass. This is a wine with an elegant but prominent palate and tingling tannins that leave you craving another sip or a juicy steak on the side. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec

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Meet the Winemaker

Ames Morison


Medlock Ames

Ames Morison is the winemaker and founding partner of Medlock Ames winery. A Virginian native, Ames graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a degree in Ancient History before working as a teacher in New York. He spent three years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala which solidified his desire to be a vocal supporter of organic farming, where he applies diversified agricultural practices to create a balanced and sustainable environment in the vineyards. Light-touch techniques are also healthier options for the vineyard crew that Ames oversees.