Cabernet Merlot (Washington)
Cellar Craft Showcase
With Crushed Grape Skins
- The Walla Walla appellation is very special. Its outstanding reds were what first put Washington on the world wine map. Our offering is the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet and Merlot but typifies the unique Walla Walla profile of intense fruit and spice flavours and aromatics. Notes of currant, cherry and plum are backed by hints of black pepper, anise and coffee. Oaking nicely mellows the tannins and adds a suggestion of toastiness. Fermenting on crushed grape skins enhances the bouquet and contributes soft velvety tannins for a round, juicy mouthfeel.
- Pairs well with grilled beef ribs, pasta bolognese, lasagna, lamb or pepperoni pizza.
- Varietal: Cabernet Merlot
- Weeks: 8 | Oak: Medium | Body: Medium-Full | Sweetness: Dry