This is a very late release for this 2007 Merlot, and the wine is well on its way to full maturity. Smooth and supple, its fruit is drying out, showing cherry-flavored fruit leather as the main component. Streaks of coffee and tobacco fill in the finish.
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.