EFESTE Merlot 'Upright' 2012

The Merlot saw 20 months in 50% new French oak and weighs in at 14.7% alcohol. The wine comes from the Klipsun vineyard and begins with aromas of red cherry, red currant, blackberry preserves and oak. Flavors of blackberry, coffee grounds, anise and leather with sage persist. Delicious and open knit effort with nice richness that delivers for the price. (Best 2016-2026) - January, 2016 (OB)


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Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: January, 2016
  • Producer: Efeste
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2026
  • Estimated Value: $39
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Red Mountain
  • Importer: NA

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