This 100% estate-grown Merlot opens with meaty aromas of plum and black cherry. There is a pleasant, roasted character to the flavors, with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Still youthful and tight, this breathes open into a supple wine with a finishing streak of pencil lead.
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.