Grantwood Winery 2011 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $15

By on July 4, 2014

grantwood-winery-merlot-nv-labelBest Buy! Walla Walla natives Joe Grant and Doris Wood retired from the Bay Area, returned home and began to create small lots of remarkable wines at mind-boggling prices, regardless of the neighborhood. Here’s their largest production wine — which features both Les Collines and Seven Hills fruit — and they didn’t skimp on the oak treatment. Aromas and flavors of dark plum, blackberry and black cherry swirl inside milk chocolate and baking spices with lively pomegranate acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 42 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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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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