Great complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, black plum with a nice hint of vanilla and currant lead to a nicely structured palate. Fresh red fruits balanced with plum and blackberry linger nicely alongside a hint of thyme, fennel and a nice minerality that is balanced with medium tannins and a touch of acidity.
93% Organic Merlot, 5% Organic Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Organic Malbec
93% Badger Mountain Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley
5% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope
2% Badger Mountain Estate Malbec, Columbia Valley
Part of Washington State’s reputation being built on having world class Merlot, this bottling is no exception. With harvest dates from late October to mid-November, the fruit had a very extend hang time that allowed us to craft a very balanced wine with beautiful rich flavors while maintaining a great undertone of acidity. The Merlot and Cabernet were fermented with PDM yeast in our stainless steel upright fermenters while the Malbec was fermented in our pump under to enhance the richness of this varietal. 100% malolactic fermentation was completed in upright stainless-steel tanks.
Residual Sugar: Dry