Diversion NV Merlot, Washington, $15

By on May 4, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! This delicious Merlot includes a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and is made by winemaker Josh Maloney and his crew at Wahluke Wine Co. in Mattawa, Wash. This opens with aromas of pink peppercorn, vanilla bean, black walnut and spice, followed by flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry and blueberry syrup. It’s a hedonistic red that is smooth throughout and darned yummy.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 5,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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