The Corvidae Rook was made to showcase the world-class Merlot grown in the cooler, higher elevation sites located in the Columbia Valley. The wine was aged in mostly neutral French oak to keep the bright fruit flavors lively. Showing red and black fruits, sarsaparilla, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, soft mid-palate.
Dark purple-black color. Aromas of dark berry fruit, black cherry cola, dried herbs, clove spice, and a thread of black licorice and bacon fat. In the mouth this wine is full, leathery and sappy and tart with noticeable tannins. The...
A mouthful of rich dark cherry fruit, spice and toasty oak. Fresh and vibrant, there is a lot of wine here for this price.
Merlot from Washington tends to furnish soft ripe fruit and supple, round mouthfeel, qualities well represented here. Utilizing blocks dating back to 1976, this wine showcases the fruit-forward, well-balanced Merlot characteristic that has achieved legendary status here in Washington. 100%...