2017 Champoux Merlot
- Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2017 Champoux Merlot

In 2017 we decided that the merlot from Champoux has long been established and that we should recognize that on the bottle. Hence the creation of a full new line-up of single vineyard wines featuring our signature grapes. This vintages blend consists of 100% merlot from Champoux vineyard. This wine was fermented and aged in 15% new French Oak barrels and 85% Neutral French oak barrels because we didn’t want to over power any of the classic Merlot characteristics with too much new oak. 2017 was a solid vintage that allowed for full phenolic ripeness due to a cool second half of September which allowed for extended hangtime with minimal sugar accumulation.

100% Merlot


Horse Heaven Hills

Average Age of Vines:
19 years

Time in Barrels:
18 months

Bottling Date:
March 2019

Bottling Date:
March 2019

Release Date:
June 2019

Total Production:
146 Cases


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