By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.watermillwinery.com/
Watermill Winery, located in Milton-Freewater Oregon, continues to churn out wines that represent a good value and this bottle of Merlot is no exception.
- Varietals: 100% Merlot
- Vineyards: Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills West, and McClellan Estate
- Oak: 50% new American oak and 50% neutral American oak
- Alcohol %: 14.7
- Production: 114 cases
- Release Date: April 8, 2011
- Price: $24
Nose: Black currant, blackberry compote, spice, pepper and leather all abound in spades on the nose of this lovely merlot.
Taste: This is an ultra silky-smooth Merlot that has the ability to really showcase what a sexy varietal Merlot really is. Tons of dark fruit, black pepper, spice, leather and black currant. It’s dark, fruity, with a mouthfeel to die for – and none of it gets lost because it has just enough acid to pull it off. This is a Merlot that should be selling for far more than its asking price and one I’d snatch up in a heartbeat before the Brown family reads this review.