Salmon Harbor Merlot 2000

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 46978
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Merlot is a signature wine grape for Washington state. It can be produced in a lean Bordeaux style that takes advantage of the higher natural acidity that can develop in grapes grown in eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, or in a softer, youthful style, as is the 2000 Salmon Harbor Merlot. This is a red wine meant to be enjoyed in its youth, when its aromas and flavors (cherry, cocoa, leather and smoke) make it a delicious match for grilled and spicy foods. The wine's moderate weight, touch of oak and easy-going tannins would go especially well with barbecued lamb, Cajun dishes and its namesake, grilled salmon.

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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