Henry Earl Estates 2015 Merlot, Red Mountain, $38

By on March 21, 2018

Decorated vineyard manager Marshall Edwards, this year’s Honorary Grower for the Auction of Washington Wines, lords over Shaw and Obelisco vineyards on the upper reach of Red Mountain for Dick and Wendy Shaw. Both sites went into this  Merlot from the warmest vintage on record. It’s loaded with black cherry, plum and chocolaty notes as nicely managed tannins and blueberry acidity combine for a finish that’s youthful and juicy.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 142 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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