Merlot

Merlot

Tasting Notes

Distinct aromas of black plums and fresh tobacco leaf are followed by spicy cocoa notes, medium tannins and a long, silky finish of dark fruit and coffee.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2014

Varietal Blend: 100% Merlot

Appellation: Columbia Valley

pH: 3.75

TA: .55 g/l

RS: 0.4% g/l

Alcohol: 14.53%

Vineyards: Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Willard, Waterbrook Estate, Skyfall

Oak: 17% New American Oak; balance, 2-5 year old AO/FO/HO

Fining: None

Aging: 10 months

Malolactic: 100%

Yeast: Pasteur Red, Andante

Harvest Dates: 9/17/14-10/4/14

Bottling Date: July 19-20, 2015