Estate Merriment 2008

2008 Merriment

Estate Merriment 2008

Walla Walla Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

Merriment is Basel Cellars’ flagship, high-end blend. Every vintage, we walk our Estate vineyards and find the best block to blend together in our best barrels. This structured wine holds layers of dark fruit, balanced acidity, and toasty oak all on a backbone of supple tannins that deliver a rich and dense mouth feel.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2008
Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Pheasant Run
Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 743 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2008 2009 2010 2012

PAIRING

  • Grilled Rib Eye Steak
  • Prime Rib Sliders
  • Mushroom Risotto

ACCOLADES

Stephen Tanzer’s IWC Nov/Dec 2012 – 89 POINTS. “Bright, dark red. Aromas of raspberry and spicy oak. Sweet raspberry, smoke, spice and earth flavors offer good sweetness and a smooth texture. Shows good body but not quite the definition for outstanding. Finishes with plenty of broad, dusty tannins and good length.”