The 1999 Columbia Valley Merlot is an excellent example of a full-bodied Washington Merlot. Ripe and concentrated, this wine strings layers of intense raspberry, complex currant and blueberry notes, framed by spicy, vanilla-scented oak. Barrel-aged in French oak for eighteen months, this elegant wine finishes boldly with intense cherry, blackberry and plum flavors, lingering nicely on the palate. The vines are grown on original, ungrafted rootstock providing the grapes with intense varietal character. This vintage embodies a tradition of red wine excellence, ensuring a memorable tasting experience.