2021 Washington Merlot 14.0% Alc. by volume Stillwater Creek Vineyard AVA: Royal Slope - Columbia Valley, WA. 100% Merlot 750ml
Name Origin: Étouffant - (French) noun: Sultry
Étouffant means “Sultry” in French, and Adrice Wines’ 2021 Étouffant Merlot is a “GO BIG OR GO HOME” Washington Merlot! This high-intensity wine envelops your nose in violets, spice box & sweet tobacco, and big, juicy red and dark fruits. Go BIGbaby! On the palate, your mouth is coated in black cherry and berries for days – with an earthy, long, deep sweet tobacco finish. Sultryindeed! As you finish your swallow, we invite you to breathe in a big gulp of air across both your nose and mouth (yes – we’re asking you to be a mouth breather)…and you’ll be delighted to find a chocolate covered cherry finish! You tell us. We think this is one of the biggest, richest, most SULTRYÉtouffant Merlots that Winemaker Pam has ever made (and this is her 5th vintage!)
Love BIGWashington Reds? This 2021 vintage of Adrice Wines Étouffant Merlot is for you! It’s big – so be sure to decant it, and serve it with roasted, richer foods – roasted carnitas, mushrooms, pork ribs…something that will stand up to a sultry, bigwine! Welcome our 2021 Étouffant Merlot home to your address!