Lot 792 | 2017 Columbia Valley
A gorgeous Merlot shiner from some of the best talent in all of Washington state.
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- Columbia Valley
- Alcohol by Volume
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- Now through 2027
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A pleasant Merlot for daily drinking. A nice flavor with a mild finish. Those that don't care for the heavy wines will enjoy this one.
Enjoyed it, but it's a little light for my taste. However I'd still say it's a great value.
This is a well made wine. Enjoyable but not a standout.
For me, I generally prefer California style wines over WA wines. WA wines are usually more austere, more earthy, and more delicate, somewhere between CA and a French or Northern Italian region wine. This merlot falls in this "tweener" category. I don't always need a CA fruit bomb and with some varietals like a pinot, refined and austere is preferable, but for a merlot, give me a bit more depth.
Again, this wine is tasty but it is not a standout. of the shiner series from WA, I rated them 5/4/3 respectively for the 791/792/793.
This is a merlot for pinot noir and cab lovers alike. It was pouring with flavor. I think I even prefer it to 734.
Spence & Leah
This drank like a cab in all the best ways. It was bold in favor, well-balanced, and dry. This is exactly what we're looking for in a wine. Will definitely buy again.
Best of both worlds with soft, yielding tannins and mouth-coating, long lasting flavors. A rich but accessible red wine!
Solid value. Decent fruit and good finish. This is on the light side of Merlot, which is not surprising given its WA origins.