Columbia Winery Merlot 2018
The deep ruby color of the 2018 Columbia Merlot alludes to enticing aromas of rich ripe fruits and a subtle hint of vanilla and cocoa. 82% of the grapes in this Merlot were sourced from the renowned Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The intense sunlight and south facing exposure of this region produced fruit with complex, dark berry character. In the cellar, the winery's oak regimen resulted in pronounced notes of toasted vanilla and baking spice. Balanced acidity complements the textured mouthfeel, leading into a bold, lingering finish.