Esser® wines are produced from the cool Central Coast Region of California and crafted from sustainably farmed vineyards. These wines express the fruit, the climate, the terroir and water into a poetic expression of flavors long sought by wine connoisseurs from around the globe.
Esser® Vineyards Merlot possesses intense aromas of dark fruit, dried herbs and oak. It has a rich and polished mouth-feel with luscious flavors of cherries, spice, vanilla and dark plum, integrated with plush tannins and a long, sweet finish.
Pairs well with barbecued ribs, lamb, beef roast and red pasta dishes.
Temperature is critical for the development of flavor, fragrance and acidity — lack of heat and grapes rarely ripen; too much and the acidity, delicacy and the long lasting qualities of the grapes expressed in the finished wine are lost. Esser® wines benefit from the daily cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean, creating flavorful and expressive varietals with complexity, finesse and balance. The selective vineyard sites span from the north of the Salinas Valley Riverview (Region 1) and Viento (Region 2) to the south of San Lucas (Region 3) and Hames Valley (Region 4), just north of the San Louis Obispo County line.
The grapes are processed expeditiously in the modern winery facility in Greenfield, the center of their vineyard holding. After blending the “Best of the Best”, the finished wine is transported in temperature controlled trucks to southern Napa for bottling, followed by aging in temperature controlled warehouse facilities of the Napa Valley.
Under the new ownership and with a team of seasoned professionals, Esser® Vineyards is positioned as one of the premium Central Coast producers creating award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Esser® wines offer Old World elegance, and express terroir as well as exceptional varietal character.
Our Winegrower Is A Proud Member Of The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Benefiting the environment, the community and high quality grapes and wine.
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing is a certification program that provides verification by a third-party auditor that a winery or vineyard implements sustainable practices and continuous improvement.
The vision of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program is the long-term sustainability of the California wine community.