Palouse Winery 2018 Dineen Vineyard Mirage Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills $42.00

By on April 12, 2022

Vashon Island winemaker George Kirkish pulls from several vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills above the Yakima Valley, but he focuses on Dineen Vineyard — meticulously farmed by Patrick Rawn — for his Mirage project. There’s a sense of dusty lavender to the dark blueberry and black cherry notes, backed by pleasing touches of nutmeg and toast. The jammy midpalate picks up a tasty bite of Craisin, giving it a great deal to offer.

Rating: Gold medal – 91 points

Production: 106 cases

Alcohol by volume: 13.97%

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