The Expedition Merlot

The Expedition Merlot

Tasting Notes

A rich garnet color, this wine shows intense aromatics of fresh, ripe raspberry and blueberry. On the palate, crushed ripe berries, vanilla and leather linger among silky smooth tannins for a pleasing and long finish.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2016

Varietal Blend: 81% Merlot, 19% Syrah

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

pH: 3.83

TA: 5.g3 g/L

Alcohol: 14.87%

Vineyards: 55% The Benches, 45% Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Aging: 10 Months

Harvest Dates: October 2016

Acclaim

90 Points, Top Value

2015 Vintage

Jul 02, 2018

Wine SpectatorTim Fish

The Expedition Merlot - Recommended

2013 Vintage

Nov 01, 2015

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

88 points

2013 Vintage

Oct 01, 2015

Wine Spectator

Supple, generous and expressive, with black cherry, orange flower, mint and spice flavors that glide together harmoniously into a lithe finish.

Harvey Steiman

Recommended, Wines of the Week

2011 Vintage

Nov 05, 2013

Wines Northwest

"Expedition Merlot is blended with 11% Syrah and offers aromas and flavors of dark cherry and berry with notes of vanilla and pepper spice good value! "

Chuck Hill

88 Points

2011 Vintage

Oct 15, 2013

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

88 Points

2011 Vintage

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

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