Washington: Merlot

Main grape varieties: Merlot

What to expect: Dry. Full bodied. Moderate tannin and moderate acidity. Blackberry, cherry, and smokey notes.

Pair with: Chicken, pork, lamb, veal, stewed dishes

Wine picks:

  • Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Grand Estates (~$19)
  • Kirkland Signature Merlot Columbia Valley (~$16)
  • Arbor Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Four Vineyards (~$30)
  • l’Ecole No. 41 Merlot Columbia Valley (~$40)
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley Ethos Reserve (~$50)
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