Charles & Charles Merlot 2013
Wahluke Slope AVA – A collaboration founded in '08 between Food & Wine Magazine's 2009 Winemaker of the Year Charles Smith (K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines) and Charles Bieler (Three Thieves, Bieler Pére et Fils, Gotham Wines). Rich blackberry and plums on the nose, with wet earth and gravel. The palate is fruit forward and rich, with surprising depth. Aged on lees in French oak for 10 months. 7,000 cases made.