COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT


2013 VINTAGE

80% American Oak Cooperage

20% French Oak

16 Months in Barrel

Wahluke Slope/Horse Heaven Hills/Columbia Valley (undesignated) AVAs

4,800 Cases Produced


FULL DESCRIPTION

The Merlot grape is responsible for establishing Washington State as one of the preeminent growing regions for Bordeaux varieties the world over.  It was also the initial and most influential variety in the founding of Revelry Vintners.  Merlot is all about balance, silky smooth mouthfeel, and well rounded flavors, that when done right linger on and on.  We source our Merlot across the Columbia Valley, finding sweet spots for the grape on consistent soft grades, with moderate heat and good air drainage.  This is the sole recipient of American Oak barrels in our lineup of wines, as Merlot tends to be accepting of the big sweet flavors that those barrels impart from their firing.  This wine is a crowd favorite. 


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