By: Blake Conklin
K&L Staff Member
Being from Napa, I was born with a biased attitude towards other state regions producing Bordeaux varietals. I'd think to myself "Sure, it's alright, but can you compare it to some the finest stuff coming out of Napa?" At 33 years of age, I've learned, you shouldn't compare it all, and just know, Columbia Valley, and Andrew Will Winery in particular is killing it in the wine game. The 2017 Merlot is a fantastic bottle to get you started on the true potential the Columbia Valley has to offer in red wine. A perfect assortment of ripe red fruit characters balanced by subtle tannins and acid, this is a blend of two vineyards, and it has so much personality. Great with a meal, but also fantastic by itself, you won't be disappointed with this at all.