Daven Lore Winery 2012 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $29

By on May 6, 2016

daven lore merlotDaven Lore Winery of Prosser, Wash., brought in Merlot from the adjacent Horse Heaven Hills for this wine, then cranked out another gold medal wine. It opens with sweet aromas of blackberry fruit augmented by deeper tones of blueberry and black currant. Its flavor profile sports ripe summer blackberries and black currants edged with dark chocolate, then it closes with grippy blueberry tannins. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition, and suggested food pairings include oven-roasted chicken with root vegetables, spinach and strawberry salad or Sole Meunière.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 113 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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