Proudly crafted in the state of Washington. In 1962, a group of friends, including Six University of Washington professors, realized the distinctively ideal grape growing conditions of Washington's Columbia Valley. Together, they opened the region's first premium winery, now known as Columbia Winery, beginning more than 50 years of crafting rich, award-winning and deliciously drinkable wines. Our success is a testament to both our visionary founders and our religion’s exquisite conditions. The deep purple hue of our Merlot hints at the enticing aromas and fruit flavors of dark berries and ripe plum on the richly textured palate. With mouth-watering acidity, the lingering finish features notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Enjoy with grilled tenderloin. Please visit us at www.Columbiawinery.com or at our tasting room in the heart of Woodinville, Washington. Alc by vol 13.7. Vinted & bottled by Columbia Winery, Richland, WA.