The fruit for our Reserve Merlot originates from both the Wahluke slope and Horse Heaven Hills. Fruit from each source is vinified separately, with only the top 10% making it into the final blend. Barrel-aged and racked frequently, this wine has an intensity that shines through. This classic Washington Merlot has a fruit-forward appeal and a lingering, velvety texture in the mouth.
"Aristocratic stuff, elegantly balanced to weave its currant, plum and mineral aromas and flavors with layers of roasted pepper notes and mocha character from oak, lingering beautifully on the fine-grained finish. Best from 2007 through 2014."