Snoqualmie's regular Merlot, though it lacks the organic credentials of the winery's Naked bottling, does have more going on in the mouth. The light red fruit flavors are heavily accented with streaks of tobacco and vanilla. If you like that marsupial brand from Down Under, you might want to hop over to the nearest wine shop and grab a bottle of this.
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.