Vinification: The 2004 Nelms Road Merlot was produced from grapes grown at younger vineyards, several declassified lots of wine, and a significant amount of press wine. This continued program of declassification in both the vineyard and on the winemaking side has allowed us to create such attractive and affordable Nelms Road wines.
Description: The 2004 vintage was another very warm one for Washington State and this 2004 Merlot reflects that. This wine offers beautifully ripe fruit with flavors of dried ripe cherries and subtle aromas of spice, cut leaf tobacco, mocha, and vanilla. The texture is soft and silky and the finish is generous and long.
This red wine would be fantastic with wood-fired pizza! While there is ample fruit to age this wine for several years or more it has been produced to enjoy young. With proper storage this wine should age for three to five years.