Columbia Valley

Technical Information2006 Helix Merlot Columbia Valley

Vineyards
Bacchus, Clifton Hill, Phinny Hill, Stillwater Creek
Blend
89% Merlot
11% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
83% Amaerican, 11% Russian, 6% French
(22% New)
Bottled July 2008
pH 3.71
Total acidity .59 g/100ml
Cases Produced 442 cases

Tasting Notes
Lush and luscious, merlot fans are going to love this wine. The swanky aromas of oak spice, smoke and currants blend gracefully with fresh cigar tobacco and carmel apple. Well structured with firm tannins, the taste of juicy black berries and vanilla is a wonderful precursor to the rich, full bodied finish of chocolate.

-Chuck Reininger, Winemaker