Origin: United States
- Columbia Valley
Bringing together everything we love about great merlot and cabernet franc, this is a gorgeous expression of what can be achieved in an iconic vineyard in a great vintage. A deep, rich core of spiced cherry from the merlot is surrounded by layers of rose and sage from the cabernet franc, which also contributes excellent acidity and beautiful finegrained tannins. Oak aging has subtly imparted hints of cinnamon, smoke and cobbler, underscoring the merlot’s body and richness. The finish is long and lingering with pure red berry and spice notes.
Because Conner Lee is a cool vineyard in a warm, sunny region, while this wine has gorgeous depth and ripeness, its phenomenal natural acidity adds poise and precision to the abundant layers of pure fruit. A rich and juicy cherry cobbler core of merlot is surrounded by layers of blueberry and spice from the cabernet franc, which also contributes lovely fine-grained tannins. Oak aging subtly imparted hints of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, underscoring the merlot’s body and richness.
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