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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 91.1 points

  • Dark fruit and mod tannins

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  • Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

    Light nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, light vanilla, earth, chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper.

    Full bodied with medium acidity.

    Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, light vegetables and peppercorn.

    Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

    This is a very tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

    Good by itself and with food. Nicely balanced and tangy.

    Still young, but already enjoyable. Would be Interesting to see how this evolves in the next couple of years.

    I've had the 2012 vintage a couple of years ago and I like this vintage better.

    Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

    Needed 90 minutes in the decanter to open up properly, so give it time.

    I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the extra fatty Brie cheese.

    A blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in Oak barrels (30% new).

    14.5% alcohol by volume.

    91 points.

    $24.

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  • A very expressive nose of red fruit and spice. Medium bodied with silky tannins had this Merlot drinking very nicely right now.

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  • Washington State does merlot well. This wine reminded me more of a Pinot than a Merlot. A welcome surprise. Medium bodied with pronounced mineral notes, nice acid. I would be interested in comparing to other vintages.

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  • Translucent ruby color with black cherry, red plum, dried rose, dried earth, and subtle savory spice aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, with mouth-watering acidity and fine-grained tannins with black cherry, red plum, cacao, and a combination of baking and savory spice flavors which impart very appealing savory notes to this wines satisfying finish. Blend of 81% Merlot/14% Cabernet Franc/3% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Raised in small oak barrels, 30% new for 18 months. 14.5% abv|SRP - 25.

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