Woodward Canyon Nelms Road Merlot 2003

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

$19.99
Item No. 86291
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Food & Wine
Best Wine under $20 - American Wine Awards 2005: "This is a "second" wine made by Rick Small at his Walla Walla-based Woodward Canyon Winery-one of the top red producers in Washington State. A smooth-drinking wine with juicy, black cherry fruit and notes of vanilla, it's made from lots-mostly younger vines-that didn't make it into his flagship Bordeaux-style red, according to Small."
-Food & Wine

Learn About Woodward Canyon Map ItMap It

Woodward Canyon Winery was founded by Rick Small in 1981. He is currently soul-searching on the subject of terroir. Debating the suitability of certain varietals to certain vineyard plots has become a quandary. On the one hand, the grapes growing there do fine and are the basis for extremely successful wines (Chardonnay, mostly); on the other, would Merlot or Cabernet Franc provide even more exciting character? The evolution of the Northwest wine industry continues.

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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