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2006 Pedestal Merlot

Pedestal 2006 Merlot

Winery: Pedestal

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, & 4% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 1,877

KWG Score: 95.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 17, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark opaque purple colored Merlot finished in second place in our recent blind tasting of newly released Merlots. It opens with a pleasant mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well balanced, and super refined. The flavor profile is a rich and spicy black currant with notes of anise and black cherry. The finish is dry and its very fine tannins drift away nicely. This wine needed a little time to open up, but did so beautifully with a little air. The panel felt this elegant Merlot would pair very well with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse over the next couple of years. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: An intense, fruit forward wine, bursting with dark cherries, ripe plum, dark chocolate and spice. Good concentration in the wine adds to its pleasing mouth feel; balanced acidity enhances its appeal. Supple tannins are well-integrated on the entry, across the mid-palate and throughout the long, layered finish.

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