Abeja Merlot 2016


2016 Merlot Columbia Valley
94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck “Moving to the reds, the 2016 Merlot is beautiful and also
up with the top Merlots in the vintage. Terrific red currants, blackberries, spice box, and cedary
herb notes all flow to a plump, medium to full-bodied Merlot that hits the palate with loads of
fruit, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already beautiful but promises to keep for 10-
15 years.”

92+ Points – Vinous “Bright red-ruby. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of dark
raspberry, cherry and sandalwood; as much red as black in character. Intensely flavored and
sharply delineated, offering captivating inner-mouth perfumed lift to its dark berry and licorice
flavors. A cooler and less pliant style than the 2015, but I love this wine’s restrained sweetness,
definition and light touch. This serious, refined, very youthful Merlot finishes with an element of
medicinal reserve, dusty tannins and sneaky energy and length. I expect it to put on weight and
gain in complexity with time in bottle. A classic presentation of the 2016 vintage.”

Varietal Composition: 100% Merlot
Vineyard Sources: Heather Hill Estate; Sagemoor; Ciel du Cheval; Mill Creek

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Harvest Date
September 5, 2016 – October 19, 2016

Oak Composition: 100% French – medium toast, 40% new, 60% experienced

Barrel Aging: 20 months

Bottling Date: June 2018

Winemaker: Daniel Wampfler & Amy Alvarez-Wampfler

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Additional information

Weight 2.65 lbs
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