Here's a quite dense Merlot, with plenty of grip and power. Black cherry and cassis fruit is firm and compact, with a generous frame of barrel char and dark chocolate. A lush and seductive selection that's delicious now.
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.