2018 Merlot  -  La Carrodilla

The Carrodilla Estate

- This estate represents the first certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in Mexico.

 - All of the monovarietal wines are made from estate fruit.

- Their southwestern facing vineyard site is located 11 miles up the Valle de Guadalupe from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft.

- They are one of the first wineries in Mexico to make a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine.

- Their organic certifications come from the USDA and CCOF.

- Their biodynamic certification comes from IMO, with a second certification from Demeter planned to take effect in 2020.

- To visit Carrodilla is to visit a true working farm, only part of the project is growing grapes and making wine. 

Total production: 34.5 acres under vine, 7 wines, 3,500 cases

2018 Merlot - La Carrodilla

  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    What is clearly the wine of the vintage for this estate and one of the most profound examples of a highly extracted and luscious style, the 2018 Merlot is a wine that drinks like a song right now but will repay those with patience to give it a few years in the bottle. A brilliant yet very limited wine.

    350 cases made

    Drinking window: Upon - 10 years

  • Vintage:


  • Blend:

    100% Merlot

  • Producer:

    La Carrodilla 

  • Winemaker:

    Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadaplue  - Estate vineyards. 950 ft elevation. Decomposed granite with clay. Amendments per biodynamic specifications. 

  • Winemaking:

    Fermented in stainless steel tanks with skins and seeds for 3 weeks then racked to 1st and 2nd use French oak barrels and aged for 12 months. 

    Sulfites: 70 ppm

  • Alcohol: