Vale Wine Co. 2009 Merlot, Snake River Valley, $20

By on March 1, 2013

Idaho wineIdaho native John Danielson leads this young winery near Caldwell in the Snake River Valley, which is emerging along with the state’s nascent wine industry. This Merlot offers aromas of classic herbal characteristics, as well as pink peppercorn, lavender and red currant. On the palate, it is a nicely balanced red with flavors of black cherry and red plum. Pair this with pork chops, stuffed mushrooms or huevos rancheros.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 112 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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