90pointsSpring Valley Vineyard 2008 Muleskinner Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

The 2008 Muleskinner is toned down, perhaps from the cooler vintage. Though still plenty ripe and full throttle (almost 15% alcohol), it brings in nuances of herb and earth that add some depth and interest; the fruit flavors run to pomegranate and tart red berry. The new oak is again pulled back (to 40%), and adds just a hint of toast and coffee to the finish. Paul Gregutt

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  • Alcohol
    14.8%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    5/1/2011
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