Columbia Valley

Technical Information2005 Helix Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard bottle

Vineyards
Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Blend
100% Merlot
Cooperage
85% American, 10% French, 5% Russian (15% New)
Bottled June 2007
pH 3.44
Total acidity .64 g/100ml
Cases Produced 445 cases

Tasting Notes
Scaling this wine will take more than a rope and a carabiner! Once you reach the top, close your eyes and slowly take in the scent of charcoal smoke and baking spice intertwined with black cherry cola and a touch of pencil lead. Bathing the palate is a juicy mountain of blackberries, blueberries and black pepper while cigar box spice climbs to the top of this Cliff of Insanity. Charcoal and a black fruit finish cling to the summit like a thunderhead cloud.

-Justin and Jennifer