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Merriment 2014

Columbia Valley

WINEMAKER NOTES

The expressive aroma shows prominent hints of leather, cedar and black currant. As this wine breathes, you will get rewarded with noticeable nuances of violets, fruitcake, pencil shavings, dark chocolate and herbal characteristics of dried sage, with slight accents of eucalyptus leaf. Ripe, dark fruit flavors are very prominent in the mouth feel, where “sweet” notes of cherry and black berry marry beautifully with ample tannin and warm oak tones. The intense and complex mouth feel holds plenty of dark fruit tones underlined with firm acidity for structure. This wine has great aging potential, due to the bright acidity and firm tannin profile. If you wish to pair this gem with food, I would recommend a “fatty” rump steak, grilled short ribs, marinated in a black berry sauce or ostrich jerky with crumbles of blue cheese! Enjoy!

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2014
Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Oak: 22 months in 100% French, 100% New
Alcohol: 15.1%
Production: 391 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2008 2009 2010 2012

PAIRING

  • Wild duck or pheasant
  • Aged sheep’s cheese
  • Green bean stew