Revelry Reserve Merlot Aerials 2015, Alder Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Founded in 2005, Revelry Vintners is a progressive producer of premium wines, highlighting the viticulture and dynamic quality of Washington State’s Columbia Valley, and building a tradition of excellence. The Aerials Series includes seven wines, each produced from a single-clone of a single-variety, and sourced from a single vineyard site. The wines collectively display continuity in purity and quality; individually they prove the incredible diversity possible here in Washington State. They are the ultimate expression of varietal and place. “Merlot is the grape most responsible for the existence of Revelry Vintners. After years of tasting and enjoying wine with a raw interest, it was a singular experience with Merlot sourced merely miles from where we now grow our Merlot for this wine in the House Heaven Hills AVA that wholly grabbed our Winemaker, Jared Burns’, attention. Merlot from these locations shows the variety in what we feel is its true light.” With a round profile and a dense, saturated mid palate, this is a Merlot with a great deal of scale. The flavor profile is a beautiful sort of compote of fresh blackberries, marionberry, and blueberry over roasted vanilla meringue. This wine will age incredibly well for 10 yrs and beyond. 100% Merlot. 42% new French Bbls.