Barnard Griffin Merlot 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington


Barnard Griffin Merlot 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington

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Product Description

2016 vintage – 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard Locations and AVA¬ís : Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Black Rock Vineyard (Yakima Valley). Winemaking: Pump overs 2-3 times daily; pressed at 2-6% sugar; peak fermentation temperature 85 degrees; aged 17 months in old and new European oak barrels. Winemaker’s Comments: “Merlot in Washington is big, rich wine. Dense, powerful and not to be taken lightly, this 2016 is once again a Cabernet lover’s Merlot. Supple on the entry, showing harmonious flavors of plum, cherry & raspberry accented by notes of bittersweet chocolate and toasted coconut. This superbly balanced and crafted Merlot would be an excellent match for seared beef fillet or tender pork shoulder.

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