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2017 Merlot

2017 Merlot

Rich, structured, blackberry, cherry, cocoa, baking spice...

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SKU: 3617
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Washington State has consistently flipped the script on the idea that Merlot is a boring, outdated grape only to be found on the bottom shelf. For this grape to truly shine it requires warm sunny days with cool nights to help it reach full maturity while retaining a balanced acidity. Here in the Horse Heaven Hills, we have that. Deep ruby in color, the 2017 Gravity opens with layers of fruity aromatics on the nose. Blackberry, cherry, strawberry, and a touch of blueberry pie jump from the glass, while earthy notes of leather, cocoa, and baking spice not only add complexity to the nose but remain present on the richly textured palate. Elegantly structured tannins complement the wine’s cleansing acidity, leading to a lengthy finish. Although ready to drink now, this wine shows potential for cellaring upwards of five years. Please decant. Enjoy.

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James Suckling | 94 points
Wine & Spirits | 90 points

Wine Profile
Release Limited to 521 cases
Other Notes
96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Horse Heaven Hills
36% New French Oak Barrels & 64% 1-Year-Old French Oak
Alcohol %
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