2012 Champoux Vineyard Merlot
2012 has proven to be an outstanding vintage in Washington state, providing us with bold fruit and balanced tannins. The Champoux Vineyard Merlot shows notes of very bright red cherries, strawberry, vanilla, and sweet oak tones. There is a great mid palate with plenty of texture, hints of dried cranberry, and browned toast. As with all the Champoux wines, this also delivers a chocolate note on the palate, with great tannin structure. Drink now through 2020.