Sofia block is a portion of Tin Cross Vineyard exclusively producing Merlot. It sits 2000ft above the Alexander Valley floor, allowing the fruit to ripen with sweet, thick-skinned berries, which are meticulously hand harvested by the Byington vineyard team. In the cellar, the wine was matured in American oak for 18 months, softening the texture, and adding a kiss of toastiness. The result is an inky Merlot with bright acidity, rich tannin, and layers of dark fruit and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Pair with grilled pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and veggies.