“Lithe and expressive, medium weight and refined, with red berry and floral flavors. Shows hints of wet earth as the finish comes together smoothly.”
Smoky oak and a bit of dark fruit op on the nose followed by carob, a hint of truffle, and green coffee bean accents. Round on entry, this firms up nicely in the mouth. A touch of green herb frames the core of black plum and blackberry, currant fruit, with a hint of espresso foam adding some complexity. This has a lovely texture, firm, structured and long, and a very pretty nose with red fruit that begins to emerge on the palate.
Dark ruby. The Merlot Reserve
shows a lovely, perfumed nose of dark red fruit with
hints of blueberries and minerals. The refined palate has a
velvet feel to it and good depth of ripe, dark fruit. The wine
is big and full and very nicely structured.
Plum aromas lead to seductive deep raspberry, currant and hibiscus tea flavors, finishing with smooth and refine tannins.
- Vintage: 2014
- Varietal Blend: 91% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Syrah
- Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
- Grape Source: 96% Canoe Ridge (Merlot and Cabernet Franc), 4% Wallula (Syrah)
- Alcohol: 14.73%
- Oak: French oak 45% new
- Yeast: RC212
- Aged: 20 Months
- Harvest Date: October 2014
- Bottled: October 2014
- Cases Produced: 7,000