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Winemaking

Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 48 hours minimum, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations. The individual lots of wine that comprise the Merlot are kept separate for at least 12 months before they are blended.

 

Tasting Notes

This Merlot shows notes of baked almond and coconut on the nose followed by savory capers and fennel. The palate is bold and complex, offering smokey notes of prosciutto and kalamata tapenade. 

 

 

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Wine Details

Release Info: Released Fall 2016

Appelation: Columbia Valley

Vineyards:
• Tapteil
 (Red Mountain)
• Weinbau
 (Wahluke Slope)
• Ciel du Cheval
 (Red Mountain)
• Seven Hills
 (Walla Walla)
• Dionysus
 (Columbia Valley)
• Bacchus
 (Columbia Valley)
• Gamache
 (Columbia Valley)

Blend:
• 90% Merlot
• 8% Cabernet Franc
• 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cooperage: 50% new oak, the majority being American with some French and Hungarian oak from select coopers & a variety of forests with the wine aging in the oak for 19 months.

Acidity & PH: pH 3.54

Alcohol: 14.27%

Cases: 1100

Prices: $28/bottle   $302.4/case