2016 Merlot

MEMBERS:

The 2016 Red Mountain Merlot is available exclusively to members of the Winemaker's Tier of the Wine Club. To join the Winemaker's Club or to place an order, call 425-482-7371.

Winemaking Notes

The 2016 growing season began earlier than usual, leading to a quick-started bud break and accelerated vine growth. Red Mountain AVA is the warmest growing region within the Columbia Valley – with long days of sunshine and heat lasting throughout spring and into summer. Temperatures finally began to cool as harvest approached, and we waited patiently to pick our grapes at the optimum moment.

Tasting Notes

Our 2016 Red Mountain Merlot has aromas of rich, ripe cherry and plum mixed with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla wafer. Its balanced mouthfeel and lingering acidity complement the textured finish. The grapes for this Merlot were sourced from the celebrated Klipsun Vineyard within the Red Mountain AVA. The intense sunlight and positioning help this vineyard consistently produce amazing fruit with complex characteristics. 

Varietal Content:  100% Merlot
Appellation:  Red Mountain AVA
Alcohol Content:  15.2%