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Blacksmith Merlot 2010

Member Review by jtryka:

The wine itself is a deep purple color in the glass, and the nose is just a beautiful combination of ripe berries and cassis, leather, dried herbs and just the faintest hint of mint. The taste is just Merlot joy! I know it has a bad reputation thanks to that idiot movie, but for those of us who appreciate a nice Merlot, it can be such a pleasure to sip on a cold rainy night! This one has some very mellow fruit notes at the outset, some blackberry and plum, that transitions quickly to some really nice minerality midpalate, with flavors of dusty limestone and iron. The finish is quite nice with nicely structured tannins supporting a very dry, long finish, which is a bit surprising for such a young wine. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/07/2010-blacksmith-merlot.html

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Region: USA » Columbia Valley

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Snooth User: jtryka
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07/26/2013

The wine itself is a deep purple color in the glass, and the nose is just a beautiful combination of ripe berries and cassis, leather, dried herbs and just the faintest hint of mint. The taste is just Merlot joy! I know it has a bad reputation thanks to that idiot movie, but for those of us who appreciate a nice Merlot, it can be such a pleasure to sip on a cold rainy night! This one has some very mellow fruit notes at the outset, some blackberry and plum, that transitions quickly to some really nice minerality midpalate, with flavors of dusty limestone and iron. The finish is quite nice with nicely structured tannins supporting a very dry, long finish, which is a bit surprising for such a young wine. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/07/2010-blacksmith-merlot.html



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