This is pure Merlot, and gets off quickly with fresh, forward fruit flavors of mixed berries. The acids seem chalky and unintegrated, so the wine falls apart in the midpalate and never quite recovers.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.