2012 Merlot


Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley AVA

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Father/daughter winemaking team, Mike and Natalie, love their red wine repertoire, but they also love added trend wines into the mix. Such is the case with their Malbce. This increasingly popular variety grows exceptionally well in the environs of Washington State and produces a wonderful full-bodied red reminiscent of its French origin.

TASTING NOTES

Ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas greet your nose immediately, with additional hints of dried herbs. This dark and intensely flavored wine fills your mouth with wonderful ripe berry characters while hints of oak, vanilla, and plum linger on long after the wine is swallowed.

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy this wine with meats, game, and robust, spicy meals such as Ellena’s Cracked Pepper Steak recipe in her latest cookbook.

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