For our Genesis brand wines, we seek grapes from some of the most distinctive vineyard sites in the Columbia Valley. Eastern Washington has gained a reputation as an exceptional Merlot-producing region, and this spicy, silky wine is a fine example of the quality of Merlot the region is capable of producing. The 2006 vintage offers aromas and flavors of wild blueberry and juicy plum with a spicy cinnamon accent. Clean and supple, the wine has a measure of acidity to balance the plush fruit. Pair it with flank steak, veal parmesan or ratatouille.