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Merlot, Northridge Vineyard 2012

K Vintners

Ground zero for Washington Merlot. So generous yet so classy. Earth, stone dark fruit, dried herbs and subtle spice. So exact, multi-layers. It checks every box. This is it! Washington at its best!

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Wahluke Slope
Vineyard designation:
Northridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Merlot
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
60% new French oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "92-95 points. The 2012 Merlot Northridge comes from the Wahluke Slope and is made from 100% Merlot that was aged in 60% new French oak. Vibrant and up-front, with pure layered aromas and flavors of plum liqueur, graphite, mineral and assorted wild flowers, it is full-bodied, sweetly fruited and downright sexy on the palate, with a voluptuous, hard to resist profile. Loaded with fruit, it nevertheless stays graceful and very drinkable. It should drink nicely on release and evolve nicely for upward of a decade." (Wine Advocate)

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