Be Human 2019 Merlot, Columbia Valley $17.00

by | Apr 12, 2022 | Best Buy, Latest wine reviews, Outstanding, Washington | 0 comments

Best Buy! One of the least expensive examples of Merlot also ranked near the top, thanks to Ivy League-trained winemaker Joshua Maloney and the Aquilini family’s vast plantings across Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills. The Cornell graduate’s use of American oak, 33% new wood, adds vanilla, chocolate and baking spice to the profile of blackberry, plum and violets, which come together for a creamy approach and enjoyable farewell.

Rating: Gold medal – 94 points

Production: 2,885 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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