2013 Merlot

The 2013 vintage year produced fuller bodied reds with plenty of bright fruit character. This Merlot is showing aromas of dark cherries, sweet vanilla, a touch of tobacco and pleasing oak tannins on the finish. There’s more fruit on the palate in this soft, supple, easy going red. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels.  Try with grilled pork tenderloin with cranberries, or smoked gouda.

Retail price: $19
Vineyard: Russ Mountain (Mitch and Betsy Russ)
Bottling Date: May 14, 2015
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Case Count: 304