Making a case for great Northwest Merlot

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

Jones of Washington 2009 Estate Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $15

jones-of-washington-estate-vineyard-merlot-2009-bottleBest 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.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 538 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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