Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites
in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create
a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small
amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the
final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.
The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers
forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha,
vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is
an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon,
smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.