Pepperbridge merlot

Merlot 2013

Pepper Bridge Winery

Seductive aromas of red cherries, ripe black currant, violets and exotic spices mingle delicately with rich, melting dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is wonderfully plush with silky tannins, an appetite-encouraging level of acidity and impressively restrained minerality. Rich and concentrated, this expansive Merlot finishes with a smooth, refined elegance.

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
78% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
38% new French oak (17 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.7
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1306

Reviews

  • "90 points. Firm and chewy, with tobacco and dark berry flavors, persisting into a deftly wrought finish. Has room to flesh out. Best from 2018 through 2023. 1,306 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "90 points. The aromas are light, with notes of barrel spice, mocha, herb and red fruit. The palate is very pretty, almost delicate, with the tannins showing some grip." (Wine Enthusiast)

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