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2004 Barnard Griffin Merlot

Merlot

Winery: Barnard Griffin

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend:

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 11,000

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 14, 2006

Wine Review: The bouquet of this wine expresses a bit of sweet cherries and a touch of heat. On the palate, the wine is smooth and has flavor that intensify toward the back of the palate. The wine finishes a tad dry and is extended. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This 2004 Merlot is very deeply colored and generous. Aromas of black currant and blueberry dominate. There is a healthy dose of deeply tasted oak. We believe this Merlot will develop great layers with bottle age. Once again you see a great vintage with moderate tannins and a good acid backbone. This wine comes from a blend of several of the best Columbia Valley Appellation vineyards.

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