Tildio Winery 2009 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $27

By on April 30, 2013

Katy Perry, a former Ste. Michelle winemaker, now owns this small-production winery on the north shore of Lake Chelan near the town of Manson, Wash. The grapes for this Merlot come from the arid Wahluke Slope. It opens with aromas of cedar, spice, mint and black cherry, followed by flavors of plum and blackberry. Enjoy this with grilled steaks topped with caramelized onions.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 49 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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