2012 LINEN Merlot
This is our every day go-to red wine! Smooth and easy to drink!
Graceful Marion berry and strawberry intermingle with light spice and cedar on the nose. Fresh blueberry, blackberry and hints of plum move towards cocoa on the palate. The structure is mouth filling with silky tannins holding it all together. The finish is where the cabernet sauvignon shows up, with blackberry, cassis and tobacco.
Merlot grapes from Spring Creek Vineyard were gently picked then hand sorted at the winery. After a 24 hour “cold soak” two separate lots were inoculated with two different yeast types to add complexity. Fermentation temperatures were kept cooler (below 85 degrees) to enhance the flavors present in the fruit. The skins were gently pressed at dryness and the wine aged in 228L oak barrels for 20 months.
245 cases were made.
|Varietal Composition||92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Vineyard||Spring Creek Vineyards (Yakima) and Ash Hollow (Walla Walla
|Aging||20 months in small oak barrels
Spring Creek Vineyards (Yakima) and Ash Hollow (Walla Walla)
Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.
We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemakin. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy.