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
|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!