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.