Estate Merlot

Estate Merlot

Tasting Notes

Aromas of cedar, blackberry, and raspberry. The finish is smooth and round with good structure and refined tannins.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2012

Varietal Blend: 100% Merlot

Appellation: Columbia Valley

pH: 3.59 g/100ml

TA: 6.3 g/100ml g/l

RS: 2.0 g/l

Alcohol: 13.8%

Vineyards: Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Oak: French oak barrels 24 months, 50% new

Fining: None

Aging: 24 months

Malolactic: 100%

Yeast: D254

Bottling Date: March 26,2015

Cases Produced: 250

Acclaim

92 points

2012 Vintage

Dec 31, 2016

Wine Spectator

Firm tannins underlie a pulsing core of blueberry, plum, coffee and custard flavors that swirl together into a vibrant finish. Nicely shaped and deftly balanced.

Harvey Steiman

90 Points

2011 Vintage

Dec 03, 2014

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

90 points

2010 Vintage

Jun 01, 2014

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

91 Points

2010 Vintage

Mar 06, 2014

Snooth.com

Tobacco, chocolate covered cherries, cigar box, and a hint of leafiness pop on the nose here. Soft, broad and caressing in the mouth, this displays a fine base of acid induced clarity, and shows off soft well managed tannins all supporting impressively pure raspberry red currant fruit. Long, crisp and fairly precise in the mouth, this has an elegance that sets it apart from the other wines.

Gregory Dal Piaz

91 Points

2010 Vintage

Mar 01, 2014

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

91 Points

2010 Vintage

Dec 01, 2013

The Tasting PanelAnthony Dias Blue