Estate Merriment 2009

2009 Merriment

Estate Merriment 2009

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 Bordeaux blend displays a rich ruby color with aromas of dark, sun dried fruits and flavors of black cherry, tobacco and cherry cola.  The mouthfeel is full with a long mid-palate finish.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2009
Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Pheasant Run
Alcohol: 15.1%
Production: 400 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 – 90+ POINTS “Good bright medium red. Ripe, inviting aromas of currant, tobacco leaf and rose petal show surprising lift for a wine with 15+% alcohol. Suave on entry, then concentrated and dry, with dark berry, spice and earth flavors complemented by a hint of maraschino cherry. Brisk acidity gives the wine a refreshing edge. Finishes broad, fruity, ripely tannic and classically dry.here