Our goal at Castle Rock Winery is to produce our wines utilizing the highest quality grapes from the finest growingregions on the western coast. Our Castle Rock Merlot was produced from grapes grown on beautiful south facing hillside vineyards in the prestigious Columbia Valley, which shares the same latitude as the Bordeaux region of France. Our Merlot has spent 18 months aging in French oak barrels. This rich, medium bodied, complex wine offers layers of concentrated flavors of ripe berry and plum, mocha and spice, with a hint of oak. All of these flavors unite to form a long, smooth, and harmonious finish.