A high water mark for Barrister, this ripe and lush Merlot is sourced from the Dwelley vineyard. Chunky berry and cassis fruit is soaked in delicious baking spices, vanilla and chocolate. There's nothing shy here, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.
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.