This is flat-out classy, polished and elegant Merlot, made with fruit from a premier vineyard on Red Mountain. There's a lush mix of cherries, plums and berries to start, a nice toasty, cocoa frame, fine balance and a firm, confident finish. Despite its youth it's focused and appealing, but a little time will really open it up. Cellar Selection.
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.