A standout from the first sniff, this powerful Merlot displays dark fruits across a broad, lush midpalate. Textural and tongue coating, it lifts the tannins with flavors of cacao, coffee and cedar from barrel aging. Excellent integration and length.
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.