Covey Run Merlot 2001

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 77493
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Merlot grows beautifully in the loose, rocky soils of the Columbia Valley; by restricting irrigation, we force the plants to ripen fruit and not grow big canopies of leaves. Early ripening Merlot is carefully fermented and then aged in mostly American Oak barrels to more closely match the intense fruit aromas with the smokey barrels. The core of chalky tannins and the gorgeous fruit aromas and flavors give the wine a unique personality.

Learn About Covey Run

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington"s Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike earning over 20 Wine Spectator Best Values awards. Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to...

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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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