Red

2006 Fielding Hills Merlot Riverbend Vineyard

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Wahluke Slope
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • suarezd wrote: (88 points)

    March 30, 2013 - Decanted for 30 minutes. Nose of alcohol and baking spice. On the palate it seemed at first as if the bottle was past its prime. It eventually turned into tart and ripe fruit, with mild vanilla. It was better with food.

  • memphishusky wrote:

    September 21, 2011 - Really good with bright fruit and lengthy finish

  • grapemaven wrote: (92 points)

    August 25, 2010 - Excellent bottle of wine

  • benny wrote: (92 points)

    April 5, 2010 - Thiis is as good as NA Merlot get...except Lewis. Great nose of dark berries and toasty oak. Spices with the black cherry on the palate and finish. Smooth creamy feeling finish.

  • DrinkNectar Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 25, 2010 - 2006 Fielding Hills Merlot

    •The Stuff: Single vineyard Wahluke Slope AVA, 80% Merlot 11% Cab 9% Syrah, aged 19 months in 77% new oak, 14.3%abv, 163 cases
    •The Swirl: Dark plum with beautiful jewel tones toward the edges. Mostly opaque
    •The Sniff: Overwhelming aromas of cherry, smoke, and hints of spicy bacon. Amazed at how aroma profile changes as it comes through the nose.
    •The Sip: A mouthful of joy! The black cherry fruit skips across your tongue and then transforms into undertones of smooth violet perfume, that then release themselves to cocoa flavors. The acidic finish brings a nice wash across the back of the mouth as the finish lingers for eternity.
    •The Score: At $36, I score this wine a 4+ (out of 5) and would easily buy it again and again. The balance between complexity, flavor, and drinkability are impeccable.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fielding Hills
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Riverbend Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Wahluke Slope

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (49%)
  • Consumed 45 (51%)

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