Appellation: Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Washington State
Varietals: 100% Merlot
Vineyard: Les Collines and Dwelley
Winemaker Comments: Our first Merlot from Walla Walla. The grapes underwent a whole- berry fermentation in open top fermenters, and were lightly pressed into a combination of new, one, and two year old French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 22 months prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: A touch of fennel with bright black cherry leads into a lively burst of red raspberry. This well balanced wine finishes with soft notes of cedar, violet, and spice. A classic Washington State Merlot, enjoyable on its own and with a wide array of food.
Aging: Aged 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. The wine was racked from barrel every 4 months
Production: 200 cases