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Vintage
2018
Merlot

Columbia Valley

2018 Merlot Columbia Valley

Displays the classic Abeja style with a rich, alluring nose brimming with fig, maple and baking spices. A welcoming entry is full and flavorful, with a moderately full weight. Next, an inky medley of pepper, fig compote and black walnut greet the midpalate and continue as notes of black tea and cassis appear throughout a lingering finish. 

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SKU: 18CVMR
Wine Profile
Ratings
"The 13 Best New Merlots to Buy Right Now" Robb Report "Sexy, plush, round and sweet but also shapely and firm; a serious mouthful of Merlot with noteworthy depth to its flavors... With its terrific breadth and supple, sweet tannins, this is an uncommonly sophisticated Washington Merlot." Stephen Tanzer, 93 pts. "Lots of elegant black cherry, mulberry, and darker currant fruits... Medium-bodied, it has an elegant, rather narrow mouthfeel, good balance, and polished tannins. It's nicely balanced and certainly has lots of charm." Jeb Dunnuck, 90 pts.
Vineyard Notes
Sagemoor Farms: Dionysius, Bacchus, Weinbau; Ciel Du Cheval; Mill Creek Estate; Heather Hill Estate
Composition
97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production
728 Cases
Vineyard Sources
Sagemoor Farms: Dionysius, Bacchus, Weinbau; Ciel Du Cheval; Mill Creek Estate; Heather Hill Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
September 11 - October 15, 2018
TA
5.1 g/L
pH
3.71
Aging
19 months in 100% French oak
Bottling Date
June 4, 2020
Alcohol %
14.5
Stephen Tanzer
93
Jeb Dunnck
90