Columbia Crest Merlot
This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish.
Pair this wine with blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate.
Blend: Merlot, and a small amount of other red varietals
Aging: The wine aged predominately in both French and American oak barrels, 40% new, for approximately 17 months. A small percentage of the wine aged in stainless steel to retain freshness of fruit and varietal character.
F: Fermented for 6-10 days on skins to extract optimum fruit and textural components.
*Vintage may vary.