Estate Merlot

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92 Points2015 VintageJamesSuckling.comJames SucklingMay 1, 2018

tasting notes

Spring flowers, grapy, spicy and fruit leather aromatics complement flavors of black cherry, Santa Rosa plum, fresh tobacco and toasted oak. Powerful and integrated tannins leave a lingering flavor of sweet dried fruits finished off with cedar and vanilla.

winemaking notes

  • Vintage: 2015
  • Varietal Blend: 100% Merlot
  • Appellation: Walla Walla Valley AVA
  • Grape Source: Browne Family Estate Vineyard 
  • Harvest Date: August 28, 2015
  • Oak: 40% New French Oak
  • TA: 5.0 g/L
  • pH: 3.91
  • Alcohol: 14.5%