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2020Merlot

The 2020 Blackboard Merlot was crafted from multiple vineyards in Washington State; Soaring Eagle, McNary, and Four Feathers. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were harvested in the early fall mornings of 2020. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, with three months on oakĀ (45% new French oak). After careful evaluation and blending by our winemaker, only 797 cases were produced.

Tasting Notes

"Aromas of molasses, vanilla extract, brown sugar, roasted pear, dried prune and rose. Dark chocolate with dusty tannin, rich blueberry pie, warm baking spice." - Soren Dietz, Winemaker

Varietal Composition

78% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Alcohol

14.5%

Cases Produced

797

Drinkability

Now - 2030

Awards & Accolades

"Mocha, black cherries, tea leaves and dried spices on the nose. Chewy, rich and flavorful, with a full body and tasty ripe black fruit. 78% merlot, 17% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot. Drink now. Screw cap."

-90 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

"This 2020 Merlot has 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot blended in. Coming from the Soaring Eagle, McNary and Four Feathers vineyards, this shows off medium-bodied red raspberry, black tea and garrigue notes on the palate, with hints of Arabica bean. Enjoy this excellent value Merlot now and over the next five years. Drink 2023-2028."

-91 points, Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com

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