Pomeroy Cellars 2018 Michelle’s Meritage, Yakima Valley, $44

By on January 24, 2022

Touring golf professional-turned-winemaker Dan Brink records his second career Platinum with this bottling styled after Left Bank of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Franc from DuBrul in the Rattlesnake Hills and Inland Desert near Red Mountain combine for aromas of jammy purple fruit, dried herbs, graphite and cedar. Round and luscious flavors of sweet cherries and dark chocolate pick up some minerality and finish with a splash of black cherry soda. It’s an evergreen tribute to one of Brink’s founding investors — the late Michelle Miller — who died of colon cancer in 2016, and a portion of the sales go to the Cancer Can’t Foundation. Awards: Savor NW (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 93 points

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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