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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • Yummy. Rounded mouthfeel and lots of chocolate, but not overly complex or structured.

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  • Dark color. Black cherry, very dark chocoloate, spice through out. Another excellent Merlot from Rick, first I have had of this vintage.

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  • Very dark, right to the rim, looking younger than its five years. Beautiful nose of dark cherry, plum and spice. On the palate there is a thick, viscous mouthfeel with dusty tannins. Coffee, spicecak, mocha and dark cherries come through almost with a blast. This is a cab lovers merlot. It is a very big wine, but it is in proportion. Has almost a Trotanoy-like masculinity to it. This is the best Woodward Canyon merlot I've tasted since the 98. This is just begining to be ready to drink but I think time will only improve its score. I could easily see this wine going strong at age 15.

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  • Chocolate, coffee, a walk in the Northwest woods in late fall with blackberry scent in the air. Really delicious wine, one of the best bottles of Washington Merlot I've had.

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  • Decanted for 1 hour; dark garnet, medium bodied wine; there's a lot of dark fruit on the nose - a beautiful bouquet; blackberry, plum, some dark chocolate on the palate - somewhat obscured by slightly drying tannins; nice finish. Overall a decent Washington Merlot - IMO once the tannins resolve this will be a few points higher - I'm going to give my other bottles at least a year rest.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Woodward Canyon Winery Merlot Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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