Estate Merlot 2013

2013_Merlot

Estate Merlot 2013

Walla Walla Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

This wine is a true reflection of what Basel Cellars Merlot should be and expresses the exceptional terroir from Block 5 and 6 at Double River Vineyard. The warm days and cooler nights provided excellent ripening conditions during harvest and our Merlot showed balance, finesse and substance in the cellar. It was fermented in small batches which allowed us to have more control and a “handson” approach during the early stages of this wine’s development. It matured in French oak for 20 months and gained more complexity and structure during this time. Only the best barrels from Block 5 and 6 were selected and blended together for our Merlot.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2013
Varieties: 100% Merlot
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Double River
Oak: 100% French oak , 60% new
Alcohol: 15.2%
Production: 294 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2006 2009 2010 2010R 2011 2012 2012DRV

PAIRING

  • Filet Mignon
  • Prime Rib
  • Strong Cheeses

ACCOLADES

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