Pepperbridge merlot

Merlot 2012

Pepper Bridge Winery

This Merlot has a terrific presence featuring deep, bright flavors of cherry, blueberry and cassis shaded with an intriguing hint of roasted coffee, allspice, bay leaf and graphite. Its rich layers and velvety texture satiate the palate with complex flavors of spicy ripe red and black fruits and dusty earth, wrapped around gentle tannins. — Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
78% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% 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:
1147

Reviews

  • "90 points. Truly a Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec from Seven Hills (51%), Pepper Bridge (32%) and Octave vineyards, this wine offers aromas of wood, dark raspberry and licorice. The supple, reserved fruit flavors bring plenty of appeal. Give it time for the oak to fully integrate.” (Wine Enthusiast)

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