Kestrel 2003 Estate Old Vine Merlot (Yakima Valley)

These vines, planted in 1972, are among the oldest Merlot in the state, if not the country. It's a pleasure to see the fruit treated so well, unblended, pure and presented in its full glory. Dark, smoky, tight, herbal and quite dense, this offers great concentration and intriguing grace notes of mint, citrus and pine. It's not your standard Merlot by any means, but it is solid, interesting and quite flavorful, with good legs. Paul Gregutt

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