A first-time offering, this is pure Merlot from one of Washington's best vineyards. Fragrant and floral, the wine opens smartly with juicy and tart flavors of raspberry and cranberry. Medium concentration, with tangy, subtle flavors that meld into well-managed, soft tannins, and just a whisp of heat from the near-15% alcohol.
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.