Walla Walla Vintners 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

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The blend is 84% Merlot, the rest split evenly between Cabs Franc and Sauvignon. It's a dark and smoky wine, with tight, buttoned-up scents of cassis, raspberry and pomegranate. The fruit broadens into ripe cherry in the mouth, with generous dusty/toasty flavors of new oak. As the wine breathes there are suggestions of mushroom, tobacco and lead pencil. Rare indeed is the domestic Merlot that can and should be aged, but this is one. Paul Gregutt

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