2010 Midterm Merlot


A medium bodied Merlot with hints of red currant, cranberry, plum and strawberry licorice followed by a silky smooth finish. Complimentary to rosemary roasted duck or BBQ kabobs. Deliciously satisfying.

Silver Medal Winner 2013 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Bronze medal Winner 2013 Washington State Wine Competition 

 Technical Information
Coyote Canyon Vineyard Aging: 18 months French Oak
 88% Merlot 12% Carmenere pH: @Bottling 3.70  @Harvest 3.75
Horse Heaven Hills AVA TA: @Bottling 0.46g/100mL
Only 49 cases produced RS: 0%
Alcohol: 15.4% vol


About the Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Coyote Canyon is a reflection of the Andrews Family’s lifelong tradition of cultivating the land. Located in south central Washington in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, this unique terroir and climate has nurtured Coyote Canyon’s award winning premium grapes since 1994. Mike Andrews is owner and winemaker of Coyote Canyon Winery and partner in the 1,135-acre Coyote Canyon Vineyard that supplies grapes to a number of other wineries, including those grapes used by Yakima Valley Vintners at the YVCC teaching winery.

About the Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Land Size:  50 miles wide by 20 miles deep

Elevation:   300 to 800 feet

North Border:  Columbia Valley and Yakima AVAs

South Border:  Columbia River

Total Acreage:  570,000

Planted Acreage:  11,062 (25% of acreage in Washington)

Oldest Block:  1972 planted by Mercer family

Number of Vineyards:  28

Number of Wineries:  5

Heat Units:  average 3000 annually

Rain:  6 to 9 inches, primarily in winter months

Wind:  30% more than other regions – it’s windy here!