2016 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot

2016 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot

Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
Royal Slope,
Columbia Valley,
Washington

14.4% alcohol

Cork closure

192 cases produced

92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet sauvignon

Color:

Garnet red

Bouquet:

What a lovely bouquet! Herbaceous aromas of dried rosemary and bay leaf first combined with blueberries and blackberries, then earthy notes of espresso, hazelnuts, and baking spices were revealed.

Palate:

Gentle, prickly tannins opened up into flavors of red and black plums, blackberries, black cherries, and raspberries. With some air, baking spices emerged, along with a pleasant, spicy finish.

Food pairing suggestions:

Pork chops with rosemary-cherry sauce, tofu or coq au vin, seared crispy skin duck breast with duck fat fried potatoes.

SRP $28

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