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2008 Skylite Cellars Merlot "Estate"

Winery: Skylite Cellars

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $29

Cases produced: 78

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: November 4, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Merlot from Washington State opens with a ripe blackberry and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruity. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry with notes of blueberry and acai berry. I also detected a hint of oak and touch of anise. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are dusty and linger in your mouth for a while. This Merlot would pair well with barbecue ribs and it will appeal to fans of Aussie Shiraz. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Skylite 2008 Estate Merlot.

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