Stemilt Creek Winery 2014 Ascent Merlot, Columbia Valley, $42

By on April 28, 2018

Stemilt creek merlot 225x300 - Stemilt Creek Winery 2014 Ascent Merlot, Columbia Valley, $42This Wenatchee-based winery with a Leavenworth tasting room has crafted one of the best Merlots you’ll find in the region. Opening with aromas of cardamom spice, hints of oak and blueberry, those lead to flavors of ripe blackberry, a hint of smoked bacon and black olive. Here’s a deep, complex red with great structure and food-friendly acidity. It merited a gold medal and selected as the best Merlot at the 2017 Wenatchee Wine Awards.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 59 cases

Alcohol: 15.4%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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