Agate Creek Cellars 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $24

By on May 10, 2014

agate-creek-cellars-merlot-labelBuilt along Agate Creek Lane in the Chehalis Valley just west of Interstate 5, John Petaja’s winery has produced an array of delicious red wines in recent years, including a stunning red blend that leads with Cabernet Sauvignon. His Merlot comes loaded with aromas of black cherry, red currant, moist earth, fresh-cut cedar and black walnut. It trends a bit darker on the palate with rich black currant and black raspberry flavors, supported by elegant tannins and delicious acidity. It was awarded a silver medal during the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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