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MERLOT

COLUMBIA VALLEY | 2015

 

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. 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.  Our Merlot is built to be a crowd pleaser with soft dark red and blue fruit flavors, an undercurrent of sweet toasted vanilla and caramel, with dusty cocao tannin backbone. Enjoy.

PROFILE
100% Merlot
80% American Oak Bbls
30% New Oak Bbls
Stainless Steel Fermented
18 Months in Barrel

SOURCING
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Columbia Valley AVA
Wahluke Slope AVA