2013 Pepper Bridge Merlot
Walla Walla Valley
Compass Wines, one of the top wine shops in Washington State, has rated our Hightower Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2013 Merlot one of Washington's Top 10 Red Wines of the Year, saying, "Hightower is another master of Red Mountain, so I will admit that a Walla Walla Merlot does seem a bit out of place, but 'holy grape stomp Batman,' this wine is awesome! Dark chocolate bars, a touch of herb and firm tannins. Is it possible this was made from Junior Mints? Wow!"
These grapes come from one of the old blocks at Pepper Bridge Vineyard, which we started purchasing in 1998. This may be our all-time favorite of all the Pepper Bridge wines we have made. Redolent of red and black fruit aromas with a hint of spice and chocolate. The wine finishes with a very elegant and smooth palate. We produced 161 cases.
|Varietal Composition||Merlot 100%
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley
Pepper Bridge Vineyard 100%