2016 Merlot Columbia Valley

This fruit-forward Columbia Valley Merlot offers classic flavors and aromas of black cherry, chocolate and bramble fruits. Rich tannins support the mid-palate which is chock-full of spice and dark aromatics. Sourced primarily from Weinbau Vineyard, this wine has bright acidity and structure that gives this Merlot a punch above its weight class. Aged 18 months in 70% neutral, 30% new oak barrels.

$25.00 / Bottle
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Flavor Profile

Red Fruits (5)
Blue Fruits (7)
Herbal (6)
Spice (5)
Acidity (3)

Food Pairings

Goes Well With

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Varietal Composition

95% Merlot 5% Syrah

Acid

0.53g / 100ml

Alcohol

15.1%

PH

3.84

Production

854 cases

Awards and Reviews

90 points, Owen Bargreen

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