2004 Helix Merlot

2004 Helix Merlot
Columbia Valley

Technical Information2004 Helix Merlot Columbia Valley

Vineyards
Bacchus, Stillwater, Stone Tree, Andrews
Blend
95% Merlot
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
82% American, 14% French Oak, 4% Russian
(32% new, 68% used)
Bottled June, 2006
pH 3.65
Total acidity 0.61 g/100ml
Cases Produced 1106 cases

Tasting Notes
Screw “Sideways”.  This is Washington State Merlot.  Hellooo!  This is onescrewed together Merlot; it lives up to its name – Helix.  It’s rich and powerful, with a fine slight firmness in tannin structure.  This is no spaghetti wine!  Spiraling about a core of dried plum, dark cherry, and raspberry, is a dust devil of sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, java and a dusting of Northwest cedar spice.  Unlike Miles, this wine knows where it’s going.