This could be labeled Merlot, but the winery has apparently elected to go with flower names for its wines. By any name it's delicious, with sweet cherry fruit framed in big, dark toasted flavors from new American and French barrels. It's a big wine that keeps the alcohol under 14% and consequently does not fatigue the palate.
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.