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    Acclaim

    88 points2014 VintageTasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueApril 18, 2016

    "Smooth, fresh and juicy with cherry, spice and good balance; long and bright."


    Best Buy2013 VintageWine EnthusiastNovember 1, 2015
    88 Points, Recommended2010 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueJanuary 15, 2013

    Smooth and juicy with bright red fruits and tangy acidity; balanced and fresh with edgy, fresh flavors.


    Best Buy2014 VintageWine EnthusiastNovember 30, -0001

    tasting notes

    This rich, ripe merlot opens with aromas of wood spice and brambleberry jam notes, followed by flavors of raspberries, cherries and a touch of vanilla. Sweet cherries continue through the silky finish, rounded out with fine tannins. 

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2015
    • Varietal Blend: 82% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Vineyards: Wallula, Willow Crest, Canyon Vineyard, Reed
    • TA: 4.83 g/L
    • pH: 3.87
    • Alcohol: 13.99%
    • Oak and Aging: Aged 12 months in 20% American Medium Oak
    • Harvest Date: September 21 - November 18, 2015