This classic variety is perfectly suited for special growing areas of Washington State, and while it blends beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignon, it has the quality and character to stand firmly on its own. It is a pure, lush, classic Merlot with a special intensity that comes with Washington State fruit.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni 90 - Bright, dark red. Musky dark berries, tobacco, mocha and graphite on the nose, with a complementary element of smoky oak. Suave, vinous and sweet, offering a pliant texture and good concentration to its dark berry, chocolate and menthol flavors. Can't match the superb 2012 for definition or floral lift but finishes with smooth tannins and noteworthy persistence.