This luscious Merlot jumps out with a big, bold nose and mouth-filling flavors of ripe cherry fruit. Forward, luscious and chocolatey, it's a wide-open style of Merlot with lots of instant appeal. There isn't a great deal of depth to the finish, but it's well-built and can certainly be cellared for the next 5-6 years.
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: email@example.com.