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Columbia Valley

2016 Limited Release "The Nod" Merlot

Sometimes a Merlot can be too monolithic to be a good blending partner. For two vintages now I have gathered Merlots that fit this description, treated them gently during fermentation, and combined them to create a uniquely bold and expressive Merlot with luscious dynamic flavors and a smooth, weighty finish.

Tasting Notes

Sometimes a Merlot can be too monolithic to be a good blending partner. For two vintages now I have gathered Merlots that fit this description, treated them gently during fermentation, and combined them to create a uniquely bold and expressive Merlot with luscious dynamic flavors and a smooth, weighty finish.

WINE ANALYSIS

Blend:
100% Merlot
Aging:
Aged in 60% New French oak, 7% New American oak, and 33% Neutral French oak.
Alcohol:
14.8%
TA:
0.58 g/100mL

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DELIVERY

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Shipping & Service

We cannot ship to these states due to restrictions.
Below are the states we can ship to, as noted in green.
  • Alaska
  • Arizona(12 cases/year)
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut(25 bottles/62 days)
  • District of Columbia(1 case/month)
  • Florida(permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • Georgia(12 cases/year)
  • Hawaii(6 cases/year)
  • Idaho(24 cases/year)
  • Illinois(12 cases/year)
  • Iowa
  • Kansas(12 cases/year)
  • Maine(12 cases/year - no products under 750mL)
  • Maryland(18 cases/household/year)
  • Massachusetts(12 cases/year)
  • Minnesota(2 cases/year)
  • Missouri(2 cases/month)
  • Montana(18 cases/year)
  • Nebraska(12 cases/year)
  • Nevada(12 cases/year)
  • New Hampshire(12 cases/year - permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • New Mexico(2 cases/month)
  • New York(36 cases/year - permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • North Carolina(2 cases/month)
  • North Dakota(3 cases/month)
  • Oregon(5 cases/month)
  • Pennsylvania(36 cases/year)
  • South Carolina(2 cases/month)
  • South Dakota(12 cases/year - limited products available)
  • Tennessee(1 case/month - up to 3 cases/year)
  • Texas(45 bottles/month - up to 181 bottles/year)
  • Vermont(12 cases/year)
  • Virginia(2 cases/month)
  • Washington
  • West Virginia(2 cases/month)
  • Wisconsin(12 cases/year)

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