Sleeping Dog Wines 2006 Merlot, Yakima Valley, $24

By on April 25, 2015

sleeping-dog-wines-merlot-2006-bottleFew wineries have a shorter trip for non-estate grapes than Benton City, Wash., barrister Larry Oates, who lives across the gravel road from Bob Buoy’s vineyard. There’s a bit of age yet a lot of richness with tones of dark black cherry, poached plum, Bruce’s Candy Kitchen chocolate-covered fig, butter rum and crushed walnut. Assertive fruit, rich tannins and a bittersweet chocolate finish give this merit.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 101 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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