The wine shows beautifully with rich high toned fruit, balanced acidity and great proportion. The Weinbau Vineyard has produced a complex flavor profile of subtle cherry, spice and coffee while the Woodward Canyon property offers more earth. Notes of black cherry, spiced oak, leather and earth are in the aroma. This wine is generous and balanced enough to enjoy now, yet with the complexity and structure to age well for six or more years.
Consistently one of Washington's finest Merlots. There's nothing simple or one-dimensional about this wine. Produced from grapes grown at Weinbau Vineyard located above the Columbia River in central Washington and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (LIVE certified sustainable) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley. These mature south facing vineyards are over 20 years average age and are comprised predominantly of sandy loam and silt loam soils respectively and are very well drained with perfect aspect.