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

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste