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Ethos Merlot 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep tobacco, coffee, date, dried cherry, mint and perfumed French oak tones. This is rich and super polished with fresh acidity and substantial, but integrated tannins giving this a plush feel. The fruits are on the darker end of the spectrum with noticeable oak influenced flavors of chocolate, baking spices and cedar, but this still retains good balance. The finish shows more freshness with spiced plum notes but it’s also suffering compression from the load of wood tannin. A big, suave wine that may hold broad appeal but for me this is just a bit too polished and too oaked. 90pts

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Editorial Reviews for Ethos Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065229,335
4.00 5
12/14/2009

Deep tobacco, coffee, date, dried cherry, mint and perfumed French oak tones. This is rich and super polished with fresh acidity and substantial, but integrated tannins giving this a plush feel. The fruits are on the darker end of the spectrum with noticeable oak influenced flavors of chocolate, baking spices and cedar, but this still retains good balance. The finish shows more freshness with spiced plum notes but it’s also suffering compression from the load of wood tannin. A big, suave wine that may hold broad appeal but for me this is just a bit too polished and too oaked. 90pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,203
3.50 5
12/11/2009

immediate aromas of blackberry, black cherry, a little currant with red spices intertwined, a little more depth and structure on the palate, nice length complete with the tannic structure embedded with the dark fruit notes.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.50 5
09/10/2010

The winery notes say they aimed to create an "Old World" style, while featuring the "power of Washington fruit." This is a very nice elegant Merlot- 83% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Syrah, and 2% Malbec- with aromas of black cherry and a bit of spice. Smooth, lush mouthfeel features dark cherry flavor; appealing tannins and good, satisfying finish.




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