2018 Merlot
Frozen Grape Must

Red Mountain AVA, Washington State

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $195 Merlot – Red Mountain,  WA

Harvested September 12th  —26.5 brix — 3.62 pH — .54 TA

Our Merlot vines were planted in 1991, ten years before Red Mountain became an AVA, making them some of the oldest vines on the mountain. They’re located in the heart of the AVA , right off Sunset Road between the historic Kiona Estate and the famed Ciel du Cheval wineries.

The Red Mountain AVA is located on a southwest-facing slope in south central Washington, a three and one-half hour drive from Seattle or Portland. At 4040 acres (1,635 hectares), this is the smallest, warmest wine-grape growing region in Washington. It has a unique combination of diverse geology, gentle south slope, consistent winds and notable heat profile. A complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types in Washington was created by wind-blown silt and sand over glacial outflow.  ” – Red Mountain Alliance

Red Mountain is famed for it’s powerful, tannic red wines of immense concentration. The grapes are the most sought after (expensive) fruit in the entire state and have produced three of the only wines to ever receive a perfect 100 – point score from Robert Parker’s  Wine advocate.

Frozen Must and Juice