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We Speak Wine USD 14.99 750ml

Badger Mountain Merlot Columbia Valley 2017

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TASTING NOTES: Great complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, black plum with a nice hint of vanilla and currant lead to a nicely structured palate. Fresh red fruits balanced with plum and blackberry linger nicely alongside a hint of thyme, fennel and a nice minerality that is balanced with medium tannins and a touch of acidity. BLEND/VINEYARD INFO: 93% Organic Merlot, 5% Organic Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Organic Malbec 93% Badger Mountain Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley 5% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 2% Badger Mountain Estate Malbec, Columbia Valley WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Part of Washington State’s reputation being built on having world class Merlot, this bottling is no exception. With harvest dates from late October to mid-November, the fruit had a very extend hang time that allowed us to craft a very balanced wine with beautiful rich flavors while maintaining a great undertone of acidity. The Merlot and Cabernet were fermented with PDM yeast in our stainless steel upright fermenters while the Malbec was fermented in our pump under to enhance the richness of this varietal. 100% malolactic fermentation was completed in upright stainless-steel tanks. Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.80 Residual Sugar: Dry

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Badger Mountain Inc.:
The wines of Badger Mountain Vineyard and Powers Winery reflect the shared values of father and son team Bill and Greg Powers: Natural Passion, Responsible Farming, Pure Wine. The Powers family has been growing and producing premiere Columbia Valley AVA wines since 1982 and pioneered the earth-friendly, sustainable farming movement in Washington State viticulture. Badger Mountain Vineyard bec... Read more
The wines of Badger Mountain Vineyard and Powers Winery reflect the shared values of father and son team Bill and Greg Powers: Natural Passion, Responsible Farming, Pure Wine. The Powers family has been growing and producing premiere Columbia Valley AVA wines since 1982 and pioneered the earth-friendly, sustainable farming movement in Washington State viticulture. Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first Certified Organic winegrape vineyard in Washington State and continues to develop innovative sustainability practices and premium organic wines—including our acclaimed and earth-friendly organic boxed wines. Powers Winery produces high quality wines from our organic estate vineyard as well as sourcing grapes from some of the best growers in Washington State. Powers is also a partner in Champoux Vineyards, LLC, one of Washington’s premiere estates and an important source for Powers cellar-worthy reds. Read less

External Reviews for Badger Mountain Merlot Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/07/2018

TASTING NOTES: Great complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, black plum with a nice hint of vanilla and currant lead to a nicely structured palate. Fresh red fruits balanced with plum and blackberry linger nicely alongside a hint of thyme, fennel and a nice minerality that is balanced with medium tannins and a touch of acidity. BLEND/VINEYARD INFO: 93% Organic Merlot, 5% Organic Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Organic Malbec 93% Badger Mountain Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley 5% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 2% Badger Mountain Estate Malbec, Columbia Valley WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Part of Washington State’s reputation being built on having world class Merlot, this bottling is no exception. With harvest dates from late October to mid-November, the fruit had a very extend hang time that allowed us to craft a very balanced wine with beautiful rich flavors while maintaining a great undertone of acidity. The Merlot and Cabernet were fermented with PDM yeast in our stainless steel upright fermenters while the Malbec was fermented in our pump under to enhance the richness of this varietal. 100% malolactic fermentation was completed in upright stainless-steel tanks. Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.80 Residual Sugar: Dry


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 02/16/2017

With deep aromas of cherry, raspberry, currant, pomegranate, and an edge of eucalyptus on the nose, this wine has a nice richness on the palate. With its youthful flavors of black cherry, black currant, dark chocolate, molasses, and a touch of baking spice, this Merlot has a great finish that is balanced with medium tannins and a nice touch of acidity. - Winery BLEND/VINEYARD INFO 82% Certified Organic Merlot 15% Certified Organic Cabernet 3% Certified Organic Syrah 65% Michaels Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope 17% Pleasant Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope 15% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet, Wahluke Slope 3% Pleasant Vineyard Syrah, Wahluke Slope Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.89 Residual Sugar: 0.00


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 07/31/2014

With deep aromas of cherry, raspberry, currant, pomegranate, and an edge of eucalyptus on the nose, this wine has a nice richness on the palate. With its youthful flavors of black cherry, black currant, dark chocolate, molasses, and a touch of baking spice, this Merlot has a great finish that is balanced with medium tannins and a nice touch of acidity. - WineryBLEND/VINEYARD INFO82% Certified Organic Merlot15% Certified Organic Cabernet3% Certified Organic Syrah65% Michaels Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope17% Pleasant Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope15% Michaels Vineyard Cabernet, Wahluke Slope3% Pleasant Vineyard Syrah, Wahluke SlopeAlcohol: 13.5%pH: 3.89Residual Sugar: 0.00


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 10/02/2013

Youthful fruit-driven wine that is soft and balanced. It is packed with lots of dark fruit, especially plum and black raspberry. Long, sweet fruit finish with a lingering hint of warm earth and baking spice. Round, soft mouthfeel complimented by a beguiling palate of flavors. - WineryAlcohol: 13.0%RS: 1.70pH: 3.74Acidity: .076


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/31/2014

Youthful fruit-driven wine that is soft and balanced. It is packed with lots of dark fruit, especially plum and black raspberry. Long, sweet fruit finish with a lingering hint of warm earth and baking spice. Round, soft mouthfeel complimented by a beguiling palate of flavors. - WineryAlcohol: 13.0%RS: 1.70pH: 3.74Acidity: .076 ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2010 11/29/2011

Great complex aromas with sweet cherry, raspberry, and caramel dominating the subtle spicy undertones. Flavor complexity is enhanced with a background of toasty oak to compliment the rich, round black cherry, marionberry, caramel, and wood spice that linger into the smooth, lush finish. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 10/02/2013

Great complex aromas with sweet cherry, raspberry, and caramel dominating the subtle spicy undertones. Flavor complexity is enhanced with a background of toasty oak to compliment the rich, round black cherry, marionberry, caramel, and wood spice that linger into the smooth, lush finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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