Columbia Valley, Washington
Powers Merlot is a beautiful red wine gem from the Columbia Valley. Washington is known for having world class Merlot, and this bottling is no exception.
Powers Merlot is medium-full in body, a blend of 93% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Syrah, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Intriguing aromatics of Lambert cherries and dark black fruits combined with a nervy touch of Old World chalk and minerality create a balance you would expect from a Washington Merlot. This wine is intensely gratifying on the palate, with flavors of black cherry, dark red plum and a touch of spice. It was aged for 12 months in 3-year-old French oak barrels. With a good depth of flavors, this wine has great mouthfeel that leads to a complex finish with fine, integrated tannins.
Enjoy Powers Merlot over the next 4-5 years with roast duck, grilled steaks, pasta and aged cheeses.