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  • The Expedition Merlot

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    Acclaim

    88 points2013 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 1, 2015

    Supple, generous and expressive, with black cherry, orange flower, mint and spice flavors that glide together harmoniously into a lithe finish.”


    Recommended - Wines of the Week2011 VintageWines NorthwestChuck HillNovember 5, 2013

    "Expedition Merlot is blended with 11% Syrah and offers aromas and flavors of dark cherry and berry with notes of vanilla and pepper spice – good value! "


    88 Points2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2013
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    tasting notes

    Gorgeous dark berry aromas mix with vibrant flavors of currants, cherries and a kiss of candied violets on the long, silky finish.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2015
    • Varietal Blend: 91% Merlot, 9% Syrah
    • Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
    • Vineyards: 50% The Benches, 50% Canoe Ridge Vineyard
    • TA: 5.3 g/l
    • Alcohol: 14.87%
    • Oak: 100% American Oak
    • Aged: 9 Months
    • ML: 100%
    • Yeast: Red Star
    • Harvest Dates: October 2015