US-CNC-05-16

Merlot Blend, ‘Washington State’, Charles & Charles

The 2015 vintage was the warmest year on record in Washington State. Perfect dry hot weather persisted throughout the growing season extending all the way to harvest, with cooler temperatures coming just in time to extend ripening. The heat kept berries and clusters small, which resulted in highly concentrated and dense wines. Aromas explode with black cherry, dark chocolate and boysenberry, and then follows up with notes of vanilla, crushed gravel, wet earth and tar. The 2015 blend is 76% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
Washington
Appellation:
Columbia Valley
Variety:
Blend - Other
Color:
Red