Northwest Cellars 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

By on October 9, 2015

northwest-cellars-coyote-canyon-vineyard-merlot-2012-labelWashington grower Mike Andrews sells most of his fruit to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, but Kirkland vintner Robert Delf taps into Coyote Canyon Vineyard to produce small lots of award-winning, vineyard-designate wines under his Northwest Cellars label. The nose of black currant, cola, Chukar Cherry and smoke leads to rich flavors of dark cherry, currant and milk chocolate. Its smooth structure offers great texture with a finish of blueberry and Bing cherry.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 104 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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