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Kiona Vineyards, Merlot, Red Mountain, Washington

United States
Merlot
2017
$26 .95
- 2 bottles +

Tasting Notes

Aromas of blueberry, lavender, sage & smoke. The texture is plush, fruity, soft and velvety with balanced acid, alcohol, and tannin.

About

The Kiona Estate vineyard is the oldest on Red Mountain. There are 4 distinct blocks of Merlot here; the first was planted in 1976, the youngest in 1995. While these components obviously have much more in common than not, they continue to surprise us even after several decades of experience. Merlot from Red Mountain is special; here it's a powerful yet elegant grape, capable of producing wines of profound depth and density of character. A gentle oak regimen that employs primarily 2nd-fill barrels ensures abundant fruit and geographical specificity are preserved in the finished wine.

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