Andrew Will Merlot, 2016

Style: Full-bodied red                Vintage: 2016                         ABV: 14.5%

Appellation: Columbia Valley    Varietal: Merlot

Region: Washington                  County:  USA

Pairings:  Perfect with a steak, this wine will also pair beautifully with burgers, lamb, veal, forest mushrooms, and dark chocolate.

 Cheese Pairings: Abbaye de Belloc, Alpine Shepard, Cantalet, Camembert, Chalosse, Doddington, Gouda, Gruyere, Ibores

About This Wine: A buoyant and appealing wine, the 2016 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up ripe fruit balanced with tannin and acid. It has a well-defined middle palate and a lasting finish, particularly after being opened for some time. Well-knit and full in the mouth. The fruit comes from the Two Blondes and Champoux Vineyards. The 2016 vintage was an easy growing season which resulted in high yields.