1987 vintage guide for Washington State Merlot

Washington State Merlot 1987: Drink now

An unexceptional vintage with average crop size

Weather Conditions

After a cool spring, the growing season moved along smoothly and turned out to be somewhat warmer than average. September was usually warm, with a few heat waves. However, the harvest was uneventful, and the crop size was average.

Best Appellations

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Best Producers

L’Ecole #41, Columbia Crest Barrel Select, Columbia Winery Red Willow, Kiona, Hogue Reserve Chateau Ste. Michelle.

The Merlots were on the same high quality level with a real solid framework.