Merlot is the most widely grown red wine grape in the state of Washington. Merlot grapes from Washington benefit from long days with many hours of sunshine contrasted with cool nights producing wines with New World fruitiness and Old World structure.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red color with a nose of fruit and spice. Rich silky flavors of red berries, spice and plum with a smooth finish.
Food Pairing: Pair this Merlot with roasted duck breast or beef burgundy.
Oak Intensity: Medium
The 12 liters of varietal juice makes 6 gallons, providing approximately 30 bottles of wine.
About the World Vinyard Series:
The Vintners Reserve World Vineyard with grape skins series gives winemakers the opportunity to make wines from around the world. The kits contain 100% varietal juice and concentrate from some of the finest international wine growing regions. These wines offer the best of both worlds: enhanced body, mouth-feel, tannins and more authentic varietal character while at the same time, are ready to bottle in just 5 weeks.