2016 Columbia Valley Merlot
A buoyant and appealing wine, the 2016 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up ripe fruit balanced with defined structure. It has a focused middle palate and a lasting finish, particularly after being opened for some time. The fruit is well knit and harmonized with the tannins and acid. The 2016 vintage was an easy growing season, which resulted in high yields. What looked to be another very warm vintage early on, led to cooling temperatures during the second half of harvest. It started around mid-September with the last fruit coming in at the end of October.
Two Blondes, Champoux
Average Age of Vines:
Time in Barrels:
14 months (25% New French Oak, 75% Neutral French Oak Barrels)