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2016 Vineyard Collection Northridge Merlot

2016 Vineyard Collection Northridge Merlot

Price: $45.00

The varietal that made me fall in love with Washington wine. Fresh black plum, sandalwood, dried herbs and smoked meat get this done on a smooth framework. All-encompassing mouthfeel and with power to spare. A true individual. - Charles

96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“In the running for the best Merlot in the state, the 2016 Merlot Northridge Vineyard Collection boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a head-turning bouquet of black cherries, black currants, cedary spice, and dried flowers. Ripe, sexy, and full-bodied on the palate, it has a great mid-palate and sweet tannins. It’s loaded with character and is another brilliant wine from this team.”

93 Points, James Suckling
“Quite ethereal, leafy aromas with ripe red plums and raspberries that sit fresh and sweetly ripe on the nose. The palate has a very plush, alluringly fleshy feel with supple tannins that release smooth, plush fruit. Impressive. Drink across the next five years.”

94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015)
“The 2015 Merlot Northridge Vineyard wafts from the glass with complex aromas of red and black fruit compote, candied peel, tobacco leaf and loamy soil. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, rich and chewy, with a sweet core of fruit that’s complemented by plenty of savory complexity and a youthfully firm finish. This will need a few years in the cellar and should be worth following for a decade.”

Vineyard
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Northridge Vineyard (100%): Loamy, fine sand over silica limestone, these ancient soils above the Missoula Flood plain are some of the best to grow fruit. This site is higher elevation and has cooler evenings, which creates later ripening, lots of minerality and concentration.

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