This reliable producer makes a pleasant, lightweight but solid, mainstream Merlot. The fruit is on the strawberry/red currant end of the spectrum, light but flavorful. It's dusted with cocoa/baking chocolate barrel flavors.
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.