Light, rather thin Merlot fruit is coated with lush flavors of licorice and vanilla. The oak treatment may seem over the top to some, just right to others. There's plenty of acid to wash the palate clean.
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.