- Crimson Wine Group buys historic blocks of Seven Hills VineyardPosted 2 days ago
- Record warm November sets stage for 2016 totalsPosted 4 days ago
- Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery turns science into artPosted 5 days ago
- 20th annual Taste Washington offers 20% discountPosted 1 week ago
- Brian Carter, Reininger, Walla Walla Vintners hoist Jefferson CupsPosted 2 weeks ago
- Sager Small set to take College Cellars education back to Woodward CanyonPosted 2 weeks ago
- Wine Yakima Valley rallies to support food banksPosted 2 weeks ago
- BC wine industry mourns Wild Goose founder Adolf KrugerPosted 2 weeks ago
- Ste. Michelle calls 2016 harvest biggest, longest for Washington winePosted 3 weeks ago
- Giving thanks for Northwest wine on ThanksgivingPosted 3 weeks ago
Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $30
More than 20 years later, the two run one of the state’s most successful wineries, and the Walla Walla Valley now has more than 130 producers.
This spring, Wine Press Northwest magazine named Walla Walla Vintners its 2016 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year.
Walla Walla Vintners has always had a deft touch with Merlot, especially in years when a warm spring blesses its Walla Walla Valley estate vineyard, as 2013 did.
This version reveals the winery’s typical refined touch with oak, which adds a touch of mint and spice, then aromatic blackberries and blueberries. Black currants, dark chocolate and regimented tannins close out its lingering finish.
This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.
Production: 641 cases