92Black cherry and raspberry tart in a glass. This lovely Merlot is sweet, tart, and bright, with gently affirmative tannins and seamless structure. A mix of red fruits balance sweet juicy flavors with bright tartness, floating above a vanilla pastry crust with a pinch of nutmeg. The Cabernet Franc adds just a touch of black fruit and tobacco leaf, to keep all the vibrant red fruit from getting out of hand. Drink with duck. Highly Recommended. 92.

WHO: Woodhouse Wine Estates
LABEL: Maghee Cellars
WHAT: Merlot (95%), Cabernet Franc (5%)
WHERE:  Washington, Rattlesnake Hills
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $36

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