Making a case for great Northwest Merlot

by | Oct 12, 2014 | Featured wines, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Yellow Bird Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $38

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Yellow Bird Vineyard Merlot labelThe Chan family’s promising young vineyard overlooks the iconic red barn along Walla Walla’s Mill Creek, and the collaboration has led to a rich, round and velvety Merlot that’s loaded with tones of black cherry, raspberry soda, vanilla and black pepper.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 147 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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