Northstar’s commitment to the creation of world-class Merlot from Washington is demonstrated in the creation of Northstar Premier. This extremely limited production wine is sourced from the best vineyards in the region and can be enjoyed now but will age gracefully for many years to come.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest. Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
Fruit from top vineyard sites was carefully picked and fermented in separate small lots while awaiting selection for inclusion in Northstar Premier. In 2015, the lots that stood out were from Four Feathers Vineyards. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from this site were chosen to meet the expectations of the creation of the wine.