Flying Fish Merlot 2005

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 92223
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

An incredible vintage, the 2005 vintage had the perfect combination of a warm summer, cool autumn and mild winter. This enabled a long hang time and rich developed flavors.

Aromas of ripe plums, blueberries and cherries complement the full, rich palate with hints of mocha and vanilla. Pair with grilled foods, Italian sausage and pizza.

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Learn About Flying Fish

Flying Fish Merlot is crafted with a desired style in mind. For the inaugural vintage small parcels of fruit were selected from several vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley. By blending fruit from different vineyards, the winemaking team at Big Fluke created a well-balanced, fruit expressive wine, with a nuance of oak that demonstrates the outstanding quality of Merlot...

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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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