Jones of Washington 2009 Estate Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $15
Best Buy! There’s some barrel age and bottle age on this Merlot by Victor Palencia, yet there’s still plenty of structure. Aromas of cordial cherry, cola, black pepper and Beech-Nut chewing tobacco and baking spices lead to flavors of cherries and boysenberry with sandy and long-lived tannins, backed by notes of cherry wood.
Production: 538 cases