Anyone that doubts that Merlot is capable of producing a big, lush, seductive and densely flavored wine should try this exceptional bottle from one of Washington's premier red wine producers. "It's the Jayne Mansfield of Washington reds," as one friend described it. A fine, crowd-pleasing wine that shows jammy fruit matched to thick tannins and toasty, coffee-flavored oak.
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.