This newest bottling of Nelms Road Merlot reflects the 2007 vintage well. The Spring Creek and Lodmell Vineyards were the predominant Nelms Road Merlot vineyards. Add to that some truly phenomenal press wine from some of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Washington such as Champoux, DuBrul, Sagemoor and Woodward Canyon, and we can produce an amazing Nelms Road Merlot. The warm 2007 vintage gave beautifully ripe fruit with flavors of dried black fruit and cherry. Aromas of leather, subtle oak spices and vanilla integrate with the fruit, leading to a nice, generous finish. The wine is dark purple in color. This wine was bottled early to retain fruit and is quite drinkable for a wine so young. While this wine was produced for early consumption, it will improve substantially with additional time in bottle. With proper storage this wine should age well for five years.