Smooth, supple, full and ripe, with a classic chocolate/cherry character. The merlot hits the palate a bit broader than the cab, which is more precise but not as weighty. It is unquestionably is a very seductive wine, broad yet medium deep, with dark berry and chocolatey flavors wrapped together, finishing with a very French hint of herb.
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.