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Columbia Valley

2016 Merlot

93 Points
93 Points
Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes

The 2016 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of black cherry, plum, mint, cedar, and chocolate that lead into flavors of black raspberry and vanilla. The wine is a big and bold and was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully. Enjoy!

Food Pairings

Herbed leg of lamb, beef, and grilled vegetables


76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine aged for 18 months with racking occurring at three month intervals.
0.54 g/100 mL
Grapes fermented on the skins for five to seven days with daily punch downs to extract flavor, colors and fine tannins.

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