Barnard Griffin Merlot 2005

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

$15.29 $13.49
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Item No. 91647
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

This 2005 vintage Merlot is a worthy successor to the award winning 2004. Aromas of black cherries and red currants dominate the nose. There is a good dose of medium toasted European oak barrels. One can see a great vintage in the 2005 with moderate tannins and good acid. This wine is drinking well now and has some punch worthy of 5-8 years of aging.

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Barnard Griffin Winery was established in 1983 by Winemaker Rob Griffin and his wife, Deborah Barnard. Rob saw the opportunity to make great wine in Washington and moved north in 1977. Pleased with his move to Washington, he says "The northern latitude of Washington and the ideally drained sandy soils of the Columbia Valley make it possible to produce deeply concentrated wines of pronounced character."

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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