Corvidae 2018 'Rook' Merlot, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 12935
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Outlook Vineyard
Grape(s): 85% Merlot 15% Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Vineyard Sources: The Merlot is from Outlook Vineyard and is organically grown. The Zinfandel is from Gunkel, which is 30 miles from the river in the Columbia Valley.
Winemaking Notes: The 2017 Rook was made to showcase the world-class Merlot grown in the cool, high elevation sites within the Columbia Valley AVA. All grapes were hand harvested and handled with minimal processing. The wine was small-lot fermented and aged in neutral French oak to keep the bright fruit flavors lively.
Tasting Notes: Showing red and black fruits, sarsaparilla, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, pillow soft midpalate.