Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on May 17, 2013

Washington wineNorm McKibben owns and co-owns a number of top vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, including Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge, and this 240-acre site in the southern valley is managed by his son, Shane. This yummy Merlot offers aromas of orange zest, cherry bitters, spice and some oak, followed by flavors of cranberry, black cherry and chocolate. It’s a smooth, approachable red wine.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 298 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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