Origin: United States
- Columbia Valley
Reflecting our belief that cool sites produce spectacular wines in warm years, the 2014 growing season yielded one of the most exciting vintages of this wine that we have ever made. Combining a lush and juicy merlot-driven core of black cherry and boysenberry, with lovely cabernet franc layers of flowers, blueberry and baking spices, this is a rich and compelling wine. Beautifully integrated new oak added to the complexity of this blend, while imparting hints of vanilla, nutmeg and mocha. The finish is long and has a supple texture, with natural acidity adding precision and focus to the berry and spice flavors.
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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