White Sands Vineyard,Yakima Valley,Washington
Bold, yet elegant. This Yakima Valley Merlot is big and full with up-front waves of raspberry, blackberry and plum. Subtle notes of cedar and mocha follow the fruit. Over time, the flavors harmonize while the select oak contributes a tempering vanilla note and establishes a sumptuous combination of textures and well defined structure.
Dark, rich and intense, it is a wine worthy of aging; will continue to improve for at least 2 years in the bottle.
CRUSHED GRAPE PACKS
Cellar Craft uses over 12 pounds of virgin, varietal grapes to produce "Crushed Grape Packs” for true, on-the-skins fermentation in its Showcase reds. All of the natural skins and solids from variety-specific grapes are captured for extra extraction of aromatics, flavor, tannin, color and body during the fermentation stage.
Ready to bottle in six to eight weeks.
18 liter kit produces 23 liters (6 gallons) of wine.
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