Reserve Merlot

Reserve Merlot

Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2013

Varietal Blend: 92% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 3% Malbec

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

Alcohol: 14.6%

Vineyards: Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Oak: 100% French oak

Aging: 18 Months

Yeast: RC212

Harvest Dates: October 2013

Acclaim

89 Points

2012 Vintage

Oct 01, 2015

Wine Spectator

Lithe and expressive, medium weight and refined, with red berry and floral flavors. Shows hints of wet earth as the finish comes together smoothly.

Harvey Steiman

Reserve Merlot- 90 points

2011 Vintage

Nov 01, 2014

Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Panel

88 Points

2010 Vintage

Mar 06, 2014

Snooth.com

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.

Gregory Dal Piaz

Recommended

2010 Vintage

Nov 01, 2013

Sante Magazine

91 Points

2010 Vintage

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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