2005 Helix Merlot

2005 Helix Merlot
Columbia Valley

Technical Information2005 Helix Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard bottle

Vineyards
Bacchus, Clifton Hill, Sundance, Phinny Hill
Blend
93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
85% American, 10% French, 5% Russian (15% New, 85% Neutral)
Bottled June 2007
pH 3.59
Total acidity .61 g/100ml
Cases Produced 1,026 cases

Tasting Notes
Bright, sophisticated, easy to get along with, and the center of engaging conversation – who wouldn’t want to escort this gorgeous, dark, handsome beauty wrapped on their arm to any lively dinner party? Desirous, luscious black cherry, almost too ripe cantaloupe, soft round shoulders, hints of pencil shaving spice, with a beautifully round finish.  If not for her elegance, the ctty amongst us might misconstrue her somewhat acidic forward attitude for a petite, flirtatious tart.  -Chuck Reininger, Winemaker