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2009 Indian Wells Merlot

Columbia Valley

The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full-bodied style of warm climate Merlot with a round, supple finish. We added Wahluke Slope syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and rich fruit character. The growing season for the 2009 vintage was ideal, with dry, warm weather and lots of sunshine. A great Washington Merlot for pairing with pasta!

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