2011 Benchmark, Merlot
Velvety, round and distinctive our 2011 Merlot demonstrates the Benchmark of quality that Washington State's grapes are known for. While offering delicate flavors of ripe currant and plum fruit with slight hints of pomegranate this wine is graceful without losing depth or intensity. The complexity of dense, soft tannins reveals a savory finish which lingers on the palate. One to two additional years in the bottle will fill this wine out elegantly. Drink now through 2020.