Such a beautiful vintage for Merlot as the lateness of the season extended this early ripening variety. Deep ruby, aromas of plum and fresh blueberries alongside of raspberry, freshly pulled espresso, and hints of vanilla and the slightest hint of orange. Rich, round on the palate, dense and silk-like tannins that have a glycerol length to the finish that is evocative and leaves you longing for more. This variety often goes unnoticed, but it truly flourishes when planted in optimal locations. All estate grown. Decant now and drink through 2042.
Walla Walla Valley
8% Cabernet Franc
16 months in 60% new French oak and 2,000L Stockinger ovals