This is the gold standard for $8 Merlot from anywhere in the world. Pretty fruit is highlighted by bright raspberry scents. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, with lovely flavors of sweet cherry and milk chocolate.
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.