Great complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, black plum with a nice hint of vanilla and dark chocolate lead to a nicely structured palate. Fresh red fruits balanced with Bing cherry and raspberry linger nicely alongside a hint of thyme, fennel and a nice minerality that is balanced with medium dusty tannins and a touch of acidity.
- BLEND/VINEYARD INFO:
- 95% Organic Merlot and 5% Organic Cabernet Sauvignon
- 90% Alice Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley
- 5% Badger Mountain Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley
- 5% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope
Part of Washington State’s reputation being built on having world class Merlot, this bottling is no exception. With harvest dates from late September to mid-November, the fruit had a very extended 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. 100% malolactic fermentation was completed in upright stainless-steel tanks.
- Alcohol: 14%
- TA: .65
- pH: 3.86