Coyote Canyon Winery 2018 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills $33.00

By on April 12, 2022

In 2020, winemaker Justin Michaud turned owner/grower Mike Andrew’s 2017 Merlot grapes into a Double Platinum, his first with the variety, so this showing for the bottling from 2018 displays consistency. There’s enticing brightness in the nose with pie cherry, candied blueberry and pinches of nutmeg, cardamon and cedar. Tasty notes of blackberry and blueberry are quite accessible on the palate, which is smooth and plummy as mocha and white pepper extend the long finish.

Rating: Double gold medal – 91 points

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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