Merlot

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Acclaim

88 points2014 VintageTasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueApril 18, 2016
Best Buy2014 VintageWine EnthusiastDecember 1, 2015
Best Buy2013 VintageWine EnthusiastNovember 1, 2015
88 Points2012 VintageWine & SpiritsJanuary 15, 2014
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.


tasting notes

Smoky aromas of toasted coffee beans give way to hints of vanilla and bright cherry flavors. This rich, ripe Merlot features earthy notes on the mid-palate, with refined tannins and a smooth finish dominated by notes of cherry and spice. 

winemaking notes

  • Vintage: 2018
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Grape Source: Alder Ridge Vineyard, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Wallula 
  • Varietal Blend: 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec 
  • Oak: 20% of American Oak Chips
  • TA: 5.53 g/l
  • pH: 3.89
  • Alcohol: 14.06%
  • Harvest Date: Sept. - Nov., 2018
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