SuLei Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $23

By on March 8, 2013

SuLei Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia ValleyWine Press Northwest’s 2012 Washington Winery to Watch used a combination of Hungarian, American and French oak to help creates heady aromas of fresh bag of Aussie black licorice, chocolate and charcoal along with notes of plums and rose petals. Much more of the Lodmell Vineyard fruit shows on the palate, starting with black currants and black currants. There’s a bit of hedonism on the midpalate before a flourish of black pepper and tannins akin to plum skins and black currant skins. Enjoy with Eggplant Parmesan.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 48 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%


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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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