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2018 Alki Merlot


  • USA
  • Washington
Drink between 2023 - 2026 (Edit)
CT88.6 8 reviews
Label borrowed from 2019

Community Tasting Notes 6

  • cacastine Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 9, 2023 - Really nice wine. I actually didnt taste until Day 3 as my wife opened without me but showed a lot of character and complexity, giving off aromas of violet, black cherry and plum, aromatic woods. Palate showed medium plus tannin, nice juicy acidity and notes of smoke, charcoal, dark fruits, leather and a nice balance to produce good length on the finish. Agree with others that it could definitely age a few more years, though also not necessary. Really impressed with this $17 wine and was the showing I was looking for to go scoop up a bunch.

  • F_&_M Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 8, 2023 - Very nice wine. Other comments on point. Might actually need more time.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    October 19, 2022 - They gotta change the name here. It's fine.

  • GregB57 Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 15, 2022 - I would have rated this 86 or 87 on the first day when I thought it lacked complexity Much better day 2 when it showed length, some herbal notes and more interest with braised short ribs than with roast chicken on day 1.

  • jfarley3 wrote: 90 points

    May 8, 2022 - Great QPR. This is not overdone. Very balanced with moderate tannins and an equal dose of red fruit. Lean enough to have some subtleties that can be enjoyed- stone, graphite, pepper. Medium length finish.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Washington State's 2019, 7/9/2022 (link)

    (Washington Wine Group Merlot Alki) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By James Suckling
    2/1/2022 (link)

    (Alki Merlot Washington State, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alki
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Washington
  • UPC Code 860001673111

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 31 (27%)
  • Consumed 83 (73%)

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