This wine presents all the classic attributes we look for in Washington Merlot: lush and ripe fruit, a balanced and succulent palate, and a friendly accessibility. We also blend in a small amount of Cabernet Franc to accentuate the floral notes and bring an intriguing undertone of tobacco and brown leaf. Ripe strawberry, black plum, cocoa


Soft, berry palate of strawberry, black plum and spice with a juicy, firm finish.

Growing Conditions

Vineyard: Select hand-farmed and hand-harvested vineyards in Walla Walla Valley, including our estate SHW Founding Vineyard and Les Collines Vineyard

Vintage: Typical growing conditions, with average heat and a long autumn ripening season.


Small, open top fermenters. Aged 16 months in French, American, and European oak, 40% new