Pip & Plow 2016 Merlot Washington

Pip & Plow 2016 Merlot Washington

Making great wine takes a lot of time, dedication, and hard work. Pip + Plow is named to honor that process, from planting the pip (the grape seed) to plowing at the vineyards, to harvesting and fermenting, the wine process is a craft that thrives on quality and perfect timing. Winemakers everywhere work from pip to glass to bring wine-lovers a quality bottle of wine. This wine comes from the eastern side of Washington, one of the most exciting new regions in the country. It’s supple and full-bodied with ripe tannins and a subtle acidity. This 100% Merlot is a great expression of Washington winemaking, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Region

Washington wine is fascinating. 99% of the vineyards lie in the eastern part of the state and produce wines full of character. We love the complexity and ability to showcase terroir in the desert-like soils. The strain that comes from the lack of rain and harsh soils is fantastic for wine grapes and the resulting wines are much more expressive and concentrated in flavor.

Tasting Notes

Warm and dry conditions provide a supple, full-bodied wine. Red fruited and a vein of acidity from cooler nights.