From the beginning, it’s been our belief that Walla Walla Valley presents one of the world’s best expressions of Merlot through the perfect combination of soils and climate. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, which thrives under stress, Merlot is at its most expressive when grown in the mellower, moderate conditions our appellation offers.
Merlot is the foundation of Bordeaux-style winemaking. The varietal creates a plush, hedonistic character that has richness and complexity and ages gracefully. Crafted in an old world style that demonstrates restrained oak and balanced acidity, our Merlots are elegant, complex and true to their varietal characteristics.