This potent Merlot has a rich, lush and complex bouquet that suggests a wine of considerable depth. In the mouth it shows black cherry, some smoke, leaf and well-integrated tannins. Rare indeed is the pure Merlot from anywhere at this price that can show this much concentration.
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.