Clearwater_Canyon_2015_Merlot (1) copy

Merlot 2015

$25.00

Category:
  • Vineyard:
    Umiker Vineyard (Lewis-Clark Valley)
    Rock n'J Vineyard (Lewis-Clark Valley)
    Arnett Vineyard (Lewis-Clark Valley)
    Phinny Hill Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills)
  • Blend:
    Merlot 84%
    Malbec 10%
    Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
    Carmenère 2%
    Cabernet franc 1%
    Syrah 1%
  • Alcohol:
    14.7%
  • Silky-smooth dark chocolate leads into aromas of plum compote & raspberries. This wine finishes long and smooth on the pallet with flavors of peat, mocha, candied pecans, & roasted marshmallows.

    2015 – 18.5/20 points, “This is an attractively-styled Merlot (84%, with 10% Malbec and 6% other grapes). It shows a deep ruby color and aromas of raspberries, Bing cherries and red currants, with scents of red roses, bayberry, cedar and incense. The medium bodied flavors are engaging, with ripe red fruits that are intermixed with licorice, cocoa, and earth. The back picks up gently pressed fruits, roasted nuts, mocha and graphite, followed by a ripe, smooth tannin finish. Excellent value.” – Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines

    2015 – 18.5/20 points, Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines