THE WINE The 2015 Disruption Wine Company Merlot is a dark, toasty wine with a serious, yet versatile style that is well-suited to many occasions. More intense than our Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Wine, our Merlot is a shining example of what is possible when top-quality Washington State fruit finds its way into the right hands. Winemaker Andrew Latta’s 10+ years making wine in this area are showcased in this beautiful bottling.
WINEMAKING Fruit for our 2015 Merlot was sourced from three of Eastern Washington’s best red wine grape vineyards. The Clifton Vineyard, located close to the Columbia River is on the warmer side and has sandy soils. The fruit gives deep plum flavors and rich, broad texture. Ravenscliff is a younger site planted directly above Clifton. The soil changes from sandy loam to gravelly loam. The fruit is more complex and savory from this cooler site. The Northridge Vineyard was planted in 1998. Its gravelly ancient soils were unaffected by the Missoula floods. The fruit is intense with exceptional color and freshness. The wine is aged in 25% new French oak barrels to soften the tannins and provide structure.
VINEYARDS 49% Clifton Vineyard, 42% Ravenscliff Vineyard & 9% Northridge Vineyard TASTING NOTES The wine offers aromas of smoke and black plum against a rich vanilla canvas. On the palate, it is velvety and rich with excellent acidity and long lasting finish.
FOOD PAIRING Delicious with smoked meats or lamb Osso Bucco.
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