Facelli Merlot 1997

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 9390
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

This 1997 Merlot represents a bigger, richer style of Merlot. In a word, "More". Dark Ruby in color, the wine is full bodied with a rich fruitness. Small, dark-colored berries from older vines continue to give us exceptional concentration of and flavor. Grown on sandy loam soil this vineyard produces extreme black cherry and plum aromas and flavors, along with hints of spice and vanilla. Cabernet Franc (included for the first time in the blend) and Cabernet Sauvignon add additional complexity, structure, and roundness to the wine. This vintage will continue to develop and gain suppleness over the next five to seven years.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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