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The 2013 Tenor Merlot was crafted from one select vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA of Washington State, Hedges Family Estate. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested in the early fall mornings. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks. Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to 67% new and 33% used custom French oak barrels for 18 months of cellaring with over 40 individual evaluations by our winemaking team. The resulting barrels were bottled, without fining or filtration, producing only 219 cases.

Tasting Notes

Ripe and opulent with bramble fruit, raspberries, blackberries and boysenberry. Swirling adds smoke, spice and vanilla bean, reminiscent of a berry compote panna cotta. The palate is thick, forward and opulently textured. Fine tannins and squeezed berries carry the finish.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Merlot



Cases Produced



Now - 2027

Awards & Accolades

"This wine is all varietal. It brings aromas of toast, barrel spice, licorice and jammy red fruit that are followed by full-bodied red-fruit flavors. The tannins provide a firm grip."

- 91 points, Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

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