Red

2008 Obelisco Estate Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Red Mountain
Drink between 2010 - 2015
CT92.3 35 reviews
2008
2008
Borrowed from 2010
2010
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • brigcampbell wrote: (92 points)

    July 20, 2014 - Another bottle I won at poker at OCP4W, I think I picked Chrisinsunnyside pocket again!!! LOL Good news, the guy buys in with great wine.

    This wine was firing on all cylinders, I didn't take a detailed note because I was at dinner with friends. My new rule, no notes at dinners.

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  • 8count wrote:

    December 6, 2012 - Very nice. Agree that time is now to drink

  • RobSpectator wrote: (90 points)

    September 23, 2012 - Aromas of cigar box, espresso mocha bean, and blackberry, sweet vanilla spice and ripe plum. Easy enter on the palate with the acids holding up and in balance with the fruit. The tannins have mellowed out and likely indicate that the peak is now or just past.

  • fitchbuck wrote: (90 points)

    August 8, 2012 - Fruit subdued; too much tannic tension, which didnt resolve much after 1-2 additional days open. Certainly nothing unpleasant, but a below average QPR.

  • Kevincrouch Likes this wine:

    July 9, 2012 - A lovely merlot with grace and balance. I wish I wasn't so pre-occupied when I drank it though. I agree with those who say the mid-palate is a bit awkward. The nose promises more than what is delivered, but it was very enjoyable altogether. I don't really think I'd go any higher than 91 on the score.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Obelisco Estate
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 61 (43%)
  • Consumed 80 (57%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  5 votes