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2012 Helix Merlot "Stillwater Creek"

Helix 2012 Stillwater Creek Merlot

Winery: Helix

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stillwater Creek"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 790

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 26, 2017

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Merlot from Washington State open with a wet stone and faint plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is very European in style. It displays a mineral infused black olive flavors with notes of black plum. The finish is dry and has nice length for a Merlot. I would pair it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is a sturdy Merlot, possessing a deep ruby color with a complex aromatic mix of dark fruit, incense, garden soil, bay leaf, chocolate and a breath of vanilla. Black currant and cherry charge the palate, riding over a texture of medium-round and slightly chewy tannins, while chasing dried plums dipped in dark chocolate with drops of toffee and sprinkled with savory spice. You might think twice about marinara and go for the beef.

Organic status: not organic

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