Embodying the very best of the Walla Walla Valley, this Merlot reflects our home appellation's unique geography and geology.
Video Tasting Notes
Northstar Winery winemaker David "Merf" Merfeld describes the 2010 Washington State, Walla Walla Valley Merlot. WATCH NOW
A cool vintage marked by a mild spring and cool summer, followed by warmer weather during harvest which allowed grapes to ripen to maturity. The cooler weather conditions during the growing season resulted in grapes with optimum ripeness and sugar levels, concentrated flavors, and bright acidity.
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for this blend come from some of Walla Walla’s best vineyard sites, including Anna Marie Vineyard and Northstar Estate Vineyard, are showcased in the 2010 Northstar Walla Walla Merlot. The fruit provides concentrated flavors, structure and complexity to the blend. The Petit Verdot from Stone Tree Vineyard rounds out the blend.