The wine is a lovely deep ruby color in the glass. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, cherry leather and hint of violet floral notes. The taste is classic Merlot, a rush of ripe berries, cherry and warm spice with the lovely Walla Walla hints of dark chocolate that come to play midpalate. The tannins are firm but very nicely integrated into the long, warm and very dry finish that seems to last a minute or more.
|All the great wine that I received yesterday!|
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8.5, as it's the ideal representation of a great Walla Walla Merlot. I can't speak to value, as I have no memory of ordering this wine much less what I paid for it, but I'm guessing since I ordered a half case it must have been a deal! This wine would be perfect for steak, or big hearty Italian dishes and tonight I am enjoying this one with a nice rare grilled sirloin tri-tip steak, baked potato with all the fixins and some grilled Brussels sprouts. Cheers!