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
TA: 6.5 g/L
Vineyards: 96% Canoe Ridge (Merlot and Cabernet Franc), 4% Wallula (Syrah)
Oak: French oak 45% new
Aging: 20 Months
Harvest Dates: October 2014
May 01, 2018
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.
Dec 03, 2014
The Tasting Panel
Nov 01, 2014
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.
Mar 22, 2012
San Diego International Wine Competition 2012
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