In the late 1930’s, Irv Bliss was drawn to Mendocino County by its beautiful rolling hills and unspoiled land. Years later he purchased a 450 acre ranch. 60 years later, 3 generations of family farmers celebrate the land Irv passed on. 2016 Merlot – Estate grown grapes from Mendocino, Bliss Ranch Vineyard. With aromas of blackberry, tobacco, and chocolate, this Estate Merlot has flavors of bright red fruit which are complemented by hints of cinnamon, milk chocolate, and blackberry jam in the finish.