Beautiful Washington Merlots

by | Apr 19, 2015 | Featured wines, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Stemilt Creek Winery 2010 Caring Passions Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

stemilt-creek-winery-carion-passion-estate-merlot-nv-labelJan Mathison has established an excellent tradition with this tribute to her late father-in-law, TK, who started growing his Wenatchee Valley orchard into a multinational business shortly after World War II. The wine is packed with dark blue fruit, vanilla, clove and cocoa powder. There’s a medium structure to the dense drink of black cherry and plum, featuring a pleasing tannins and late blueberry acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 367 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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