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2016 Merlot Columbia Valley

2016 Merlot Columbia Valley

Giving and full of depth, this ripe vintage is brimming with character. Warm aromas of black walnut and cacao liqueur intertwine with suggestions of leather and tobacco. The palate is fresh, complex and expressive with notes of wild huckleberry and Oolong tea. 

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SKU: 344
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Vineyard Designation
Sagemoor Farms: Bacchus, Dionysus & Weinbau; Heather Hill Estate; Kiona Heart of the Hill
Harvest Date
September 5, 2016 – October 19, 2016
Aging
20 months in 100% French oak
Bottling Date
June 2018
Alcohol %
14.5
Jeb Dunnck
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Moving to the reds, the 2016 Merlot is beautiful and also up with the top Merlots in the vintage. Terrific red currants, blackberries, spice box, and cedary herb notes all flow to a plump, medium to full-bodied Merlot that hits the palate with loads of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It's already beautiful but promises to keep for 10-15 years. This cuvée is all Merlot and spent [20] months in 56% new French oak." Jeb Dunnuck - 94 Points