Ginkgo Forest Winery 2008 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $15

By on March 5, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! This winery on the western edge of Washington’s warm Wahluke Slope is named for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest. The forest is considered one of the world’s most unusual fossil forests because petrified ginkgo wood is rare. The winery, near the town of Mattawa, grows 28 acres of grapes. This Merlot opens with aromas of Beech-Nut chewing tobacco, pepper and cherry, followed by flavors of Bing cherry, sweet tobacco and chocolate. It’s a big wine with plenty of structure and flavor.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 136 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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