This is a wonderful Merlot, dark and plummy. The nose introduces a round, warm entrance, with hints of leather, wood, herb and spice. The soft, ripe fruit tastes of black cherries, with dusty, silky tannins. Smooth to a fault, and quite delicious.
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.