Merriman Pinot Noir Rosé 2013

100% Saignée from the Wädenswil clone grown in Block #13. Prior to fermentation, the fruit soaked on the grape skins for 15 days at very cold temperatures to allow the juice to extract the beautiful color and delicate aromas that are found within the skins of Pinot noir. Once the juice has achieved perfect balance, a portion of this juice is removed or bled off (saignée) into stainless steel barrels and allowed to slowly ferment at a low temperature to dryness. We like the unctuous, expansive palate, rich in silky tannins and mouthwatering acids carrying elements of strawberries, roses and brine. Serve cold.

120 cases produced


Old Vine Chenin Blanc, The Brasher Block 2012
Columbia Valley

An old vineyard was spotted by the side of the road late one evening while driving in the wine country of eastern Washington state. When we found out it was Chenin Blanc planted in the 1970’s, we decided to clean up two acres of it and call it our own. We still have those same two acres, which are now over forty years old.

After picking, we let the grapes soak on their skins for 4 hours prior to gentle pressing, allowing the juice to reveal the delicate character of this Loire varietal. After pressing, the juice undergoes primary fermentation in stainless steel drums and then aged in neutral French oak for 6 months.

Tasting notes: Aromas of bees wax, honeysuckle, gold raspberries guava and box elder. A caramel flan richness of texture shocked with vibrant acids and flavors of peach, myrrh and toasted pecans. Best enjoyed at cellar temperature.

300 cases produced