Wine – 2000 Woodward Canyon Merlot, Columbia Valley

05072007.jpgWell now… Let’s just say that I’m not usually the world’s biggest Merlot fan. It’s not a Sideways thing… I just haven’t had many that have made me think, “Wow, that’s good!

This was one of those rare exceptions. It made me slurp, smile and think, “Wow, that’s really good!” We had picked it up on a visit to the winery in Walla Walla and drank it while we were in lovely Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Its colour was a deep dark red. On its nose, there was black olive, dark cherry, mocha, toast and vanilla… with a touch of mineral on the edge. The flavours were all dark, almost sweet spicy cherries, currants with a toasty edge. Its finish went on for minutes. This was an elegant, balanced and extremely good bottle of wine. The 13.8% booze was perfectly in tune with everything else the wine put forward.

More please.

$43 USD at the winery.

4 1/2 stars

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