Our award-winning 2015 Merlot is a full-bodied dry red wine with a big mouth feel and velvety tannins. Aromatics of cherry and plum are delicately framed by vanilla and mocha.

 

Food pairing suggestions:

Italian-style sausages with fennel, spaghetti and meatballs, basked pasta dishes such as lasagne and similar veggie bakes, burgers-especially cheeseburgers!! Braised short ribs, spicy rice dishes such as jambalaya; mild to medium hard cheeses-but not very strongly flavored.

 

Tasting Notes:

Vineyard: Riverview

Clone: Merlot -15 (France181)

Composition:

91.9% 2015 Merlot

1.7% 2016 Merlot

4.1% 2015 Syrah

2.3% 2015 Tempranillo

Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioning

Orientation: North/South

Soil: Malabon silty clay and Roseburg loam

 

Harvest: October 1 & 16, 2015

Bottling: August 1, 2017

Production: 480 cases

Aging: 23 mos. in 40% New French and American Oak

Brix: 25 & 26

Alcohol: 14.4%

pH: 3.7

TA: 6.4g/L

 

Fermentation:

Five different yeasts, 6 lots with 2 ton and 5 ton open top fermenters at various temperatures.

 

Awards:

2020 Savor NW Wine Awards | Gold 91pts

2020 TEXSOM International Wine Awards | Gold

2020 Monterey International Wine Competition | Silver

2019 Texas International | Double Gold

2019 Savor NW Wine Competition | Silver

2019 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition | Silver

2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition | Silver

2019 Monterey International Wine Competition | Silver

2019 Umpqua Valley Wine Assoc. ‘Greatest of the Grape’ | Best of Show

2015 Merlot

$36.00Price

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