2017 Merlot


SKU: MERLOT 2017 Categories: ,


Huston Vineyards Merlot wine pouring into glass


Varietal: Merlot

Tasting Notes:
Huston Merlot is a beautiful adventure on the palate. Medium bodied and smooth, it has surprising dimension with a satisfying marriage of earthy cedar, blackberry jam and playful tannins. With just a touch of floral aromas and smokiness, this wine has it all.

Pair with: Butternut risotto, coq-au-vin, or a spice-rubbed ribeye.

90, Editors Choice | 2019 Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
GOLD | 2018 Idaho Wine Competition (2015 vintage)
88 pts  |  2017 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
2X GOLD  |  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2013 vintage)
BRONZE  |  2015 Sunset International Wine Competition (2012 vintage)

GOLD, BOC  |  2015 Idaho Wine Competition (2013 vintage)
SILVER  |  2015 Great Northwest Wine Invitational (2013 vintage)
SILVER  |  2014 Idaho Wine Competition (2012 vintage)
SILVER  |  2013 Idaho Wine Competition (2011 vintage)
SILVER  |  2011 Idaho Wine Competition (2009 vintage)

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Composition Notes 96% Merlot, 4% Syrah
Vineyards Skyline, Symms, Sawtooth
Release Date March 2019
Cases Produced 156
Growing Season Notes The 2016 growing season with exceptional. Bud break mid-April with gradually warming temperatures provided a solid flower set which in turn gave way to a quality fruit set. The summer was warm but absent of extreme heat which allowed the sugars to grow in the berries while the traditional Idaho cool nights set the acidity level.
Composition Notes 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah
Vineyards Skyline, Symms, Sawtooth
Release Date June 2018
Cases Produced 146
Growing Season Notes Merlot struggled in the 2015 growing season. A severe temperature fluctuation in November of 2014 inhibited the vines from reaching dormancy before a hard frost. Over 40% of the harvest in the Snake River AVA was lost. The yields of this vintage were impacted but the quality did not suffer. Grape vines thrive when stressed and this Merlot is a proven example.
Composition Notes 86% Merlot, 14% Malbec
Vineyards Huston, Skyline, Symms, Sawtooth Block 63
Release Date June 2016
Cases Produced 205
Growing Season Notes 2014 growing season was warmer than average for Idaho. The long, warm growing season ensured the ripeness of all varietals and the overall yields were elevated over previous seasons. A strong year for growing reds, particularly Bordeaux varietals. Merlot specifically exhibiting rich ruby color, bright fruit and balanced tannins.
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Additional information

Weight 4.0 lbs
Dimensions 12.0 × 4.0 × 19.0 in


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