2009 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Merlot
Fresh and vibrant, this is lively with dark berry, mocha and tobacco flavors, finishing with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013.
Wine & Spirits
*Good Value* Smelling and tasting of ripe cherries, sweet oak and a touch of dry soil, this very well-focused wine is all Merlot in conviction. It is plush and supple in feel with a neatly tailored complement of supportive tannins, and it is sustained and tasty at the finish. It does what the grape does best in terms of being delicious and downright friendly, and it drinks splendidly now.