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Merlot 2016 - Russell Family Select

Tasting Notes

Style: Age Worthy, Medium-Full Bodied, Long Finish Aroma: Wild Roses, Cherry Flavor: Black Cherry, Cocoa

Vineyard Designation

91% Merlot from Walla Walla Washington, 9% Cabernet from Lodi, California

Winemaker Notes

The Merlot for this blend was grown in Walla Walla, WA. Fermented for 10 days on the skins with 3 pump-overs a day. Pressed, settled and then racked in barrels. This blend was aged in 20% new American oak barrels for 32 months. The Cabernet grown in Lodi at S&L Vineyards aged in French oak barrels.


Silver - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Silver - 2019 International East Meets West Wine Competition Silver - 2019 Wines of the South Competition

Wine Profile

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition 91% Merlot 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation American
Ageability 5-10 Years
Bottling Date October 31st, 2018
Residual Sugar 0.1% Dry
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml