Barnard Griffin Merlot 2022, Columbia Valley, Washington

100% Merlot. Vineyard Locations and AVA’s : Black Rock Vineyard (Yakima Valley), Vinagium Vineyard (Red Mountain), Lonesome Spring Ranch (Yakima Valley). Winemaking: Pump overs 2 times daily; pressed at 2-6% sugar; peak fermentation temperature 85 degrees; aged 17 months in old and new European oak barrels. Offers up beguiling scents of red fruit, baking spices and toasted oak alongside cherry reduction and blackberry flavors. Full-bodied and concentrated yet youthful, complex and balanced. Very flavorful with a bright finish.