Fidélitas offers three different Merlots in its lineup, this being the least expensive. It's a fine, everyday bottle, broadly displayed over the core fruit flavors of plum and boysenberry. There are lightly applied highlights of fresh spring herbs, and almost no traces of barrel toast in the finish, just tart and tasty fruit.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.