Concentrated aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and chocolate are layered with notes of cinnamon and vanilla on the mid palate. The subtle and soft finish lingers with toasted oak. This is a perfect example of our classic Horse Heaven Hills Merlot.
Varietal Blend: 92% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 3% Malbec
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyards: Canoe Ridge Vineyard
Oak: 100% French oak
Aging: 18 Months
Harvest Dates: October 2013
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.