Northstar’s focus on creating world-class Bordeaux-style Merlot-based wines begins in the vineyards where the best classic blending varietals are selected to create Northstar’s Merlots. We are pleased to showcase the unique characteristics of these varietals in extremely limited bottlings each vintage.
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.
The fruit for this blend is sourced 100% from Walla Walla’s best vineyard sites. Merlot for the blend was sourced from Anna Marie and Spring Valley Vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Loess and Anna Marie. The fruit provides concentrated flavors, structure and complexity to the blend.