2012 Helix Merlot

2012 Helix Merlot
Columbia Valley

Technical Information

Blend: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: Bacchus and Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Cooperage: 63% American, 31% French, 6 % Russian
(10% New Oak)

Bottled: September 2014
pH 3.6
Total acidity 6.3 g/L
Alc 14.5 %
Cases Produced: 790

Tasting Notes

This is a sturdy Merlot, possessing a deep ruby color with a complex aromatic mix of dark fruit, incense, garden soil, bay leaf, chocolate and a breath of vanilla. Black currant and cherry charge the palate, riding over a texture of medium-round/slightly chewy tannins while chasing dried plums dipped in dark chocolate with drops of toffee and sprinkled with savory spice. You might think twice about marinara and go for the beef.

Price: $29.00 / 750 ml bottle
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