A nicely structured Merlot from the Wahluke Slope, with aromas of sandalwood and blueberries. The mixed berry flavors run into tart pie cherries, sprinkled with a little pepper (from a small amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend). Well crafted and balanced.
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.