14/15 Merlot Set
OUR Merlot is a blend of four great vineyards from the Yakima and Red Mountain AVAs: Red Willow, DuBrul, Klipsun and Upchurch. Blending fruit from these celebrated vineyards adds complexity; yet the charm and purity of the region’s Merlot remains the central focus of this wine.
This vintage exhibits rich and pretty aromas of cassis, cherries, and pomegranates, as well as pie dough and pie spices like cinnamon and hints of clove. Lavender, sweet smoke, and earth tones are also present. The flavors, showing currants and black cherries, are beautifully proportioned with hints of citrus, wet stones and slate. This wine exemplifies how outstanding Merlot can be in Washington State with its balance, great ageability, and a lengthy finish.
Exhibiting an extraordinary dark color for 100% Merlot, the 2015 vintage opens up with breathing, showing aromas of cranberry, cherry and dark cocoa. There are also subtle oak nuances lifting to a floral bouquet of rose petals. Powerful and expanding, this wine offers plenty of savory flavors to balance pleasant fruit, with thyme and oil-cured black olive dancing with red currant and cassis.