Plum aromas lead to seductive deep raspberry, currant and hibiscus tea flavors, finishing with smooth and refine tannins.
Varietal Blend: 91% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Syrah
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyards: 96% Canoe Ridge (Merlot and Cabernet Franc), 4% Wallula (Syrah)
Oak: French oak 45% new
Aging: 20 Months
Harvest Dates: October 2014
Bottling Date: October 2014
Cases Produced: 7,000
Oct 01, 2015
Lithe and expressive, medium weight and refined, with red berry and floral flavors. Shows hints of wet earth as the finish comes together smoothly.
Reserve Merlot- 90 points
Nov 01, 2014
Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Panel
Mar 06, 2014
Smoky oak and a bit of dark fruit op on the nose followed by carob, a hint of truffle, and green coffee bean accents. Round on entry, this firms up nicely in the mouth. A touch of green herb frames the core of black plum and blackberry, currant fruit, with a hint of espresso foam adding some complexity. This has a lovely texture, firm, structured and long, and a very pretty nose with red fruit that begins to emerge on the palate.
Nov 01, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
International Wine Review
Dark ruby. The Merlot Reserve
shows a lovely, perfumed nose of dark red fruit with
hints of blueberries and minerals. The refined palate has a
velvet feel to it and good depth of ripe, dark fruit. The wine
is big and full and very nicely structured.
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