Balboa's Thomas Glase, who also makes the wines for Beresan, offers up a very fine Merlot for the price. It's firm and tangy with strawberry and raspberry flavors; balanced with refreshing acids. There's nothing big or heavy here; just an easy-drinking young wine, fresh and flavorful, with a nice spicy kick at the end.
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.