3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 2012 Reserve Merlot, Snake River Valley $21

By on March 10, 2015

3-horse-ranch-vineyards-reserve-merlot-2012-labelGary and Martha Cunningham, thanks in part to their association with talented winemaker Greg Koenig, quickly have become one of Idaho’s top producers in terms of quality and quantity. Their latest release of Merlot is attractive and approachable from start to finish with tones of black cherry, dark plum, vanilla, toasted almond and black pepper. Pomegranate acidity wins out over the mild tannin structure, making for a luscious midpalate and pleasurable finish. This wine earned the plaque for Best Merlot at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 387 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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