(2010 Vintage) Washington Merlot is supple, yet retains its minerality and structure due to the cooler climate. This is why it was selected to be the primary component of this voluptuous blend. This blend shows a beautiful nose of blackberry preserves and plums with a touch of caramel. The ripe fruit combined with sleek tannins creates a wine that is broad and powerful yet elegant. The ripe flavors in the mouth lead into a soft, lingering finish with a touch of bright acidity that keeps you wanting more. The grapes for this wine come from our estate vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The Merlot and Cabernet from our Princeton Vineyard, the Syrah from our Dead Canyon Vineyard, and Sangiovese and Petit Verdot from Spice Cabinet.