Region 'Washington State Merlot' - Year 1992
|drink now||A large, early vintage of reasonable quality - good colour and ripeness|
After a mild winter, budbreak occurred in mid-March, several few weeks ahead of normal. Bloom and set were also two weeks ahead of schedule, but the weather cooperated and the set was good. From June on, the growing season was just the opposite of '91, being warm enough to ripen the fruit and to lead to an early harvest. The vintage was a relatively warm one, with the above average size crop being harvested two to three weeks ahead of normal.
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Woodward Canyon, Andrew Will (R), Hogue Reserve, L'Ecole No 41, Chateau Sainte Michelle, Gordon Brothers, Staton Hills