My first visit to Merry Cellars in Pullman was about three years ago. I recall there were a few good wines and some that were so-so, and overall it was a perfectly average experience.
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Indian Chenin Blanc After I tried a full slate of current releases, it became clear that winemaker Patrick Merry has come a long way and made the proper adjustments to come up with some truly memorable wines.
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Senior Extension Associate Tim Martinson helps growers and wineries in the Finger Lakes region cope with variable weather. Credit: Robyn Wishna/University Photography (Phys.org)—This year's weather threw several curve balls to New York growers—an early, warm spring, a sudden cold snap in April, and a hot, dry summer. But while some vineyards report a reduced crop, many anticipate that wines made from this season's grapes will be big on flavor.
Indian Rosé also produced some very ripe grapes that will make excellent wine. He attributes this to ample sun and heat that increased sugar levels, reduced acidity and allowed some growers to harvest a month early.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc That's good news, particularly for red wine grapes typically harvested late in the season. "The early, ripe grapes will make wines with concentrated flavors and smooth, supple mouthfeel," Martinson said.
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Robert Mondavi Winery, 2010 Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir, 14.5 percent alcohol, $27. A pinot with tart cherry, bright acidity, herbs and spice. Balanced. Nice length.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Calera, 2009 de Villiers Vineyard, Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir, 14.4 percent, $35. A tasty pinot with a lot going on. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, dark plum, anise and spice. Ripe tannins. Seamless texture.
Indian Rosé Schramsberg, 2009 Blanc de Blancs Brut, 12.7 percent, $37. A striking sparkler with layered flavors. Notes of green apple, pear, brioche and mineral. Creamy texture. Good lift. Nice mousse.
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Bob Whitelatch, owner of Claar Cellars in Franklin County, stands for a portrait near some soon-to-be harvested cabernet sauvignon grapes in a 90-acre vineyard. He estimates that they grow 98 percent of the grapes used in their wine.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India PASCO, Wash. -- If not for the Dust Bowl of the 1930s or the veterans lottery, chances are the Claar family wouldn't be growing wine grapes in the Columbia Valley.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz In 1979, Army veteran Russell Claar first planted riesling along the Columbia River's White Bluffs north of Pasco. A few years later, his daughter Crista, and son-in-law Bob Whitelatch left active duty in the Navy to run the vineyard.
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